Darkness can be alluring. It calls us, saying, “You won’t get hurt. Come and see what I have for you. Go your own way. No one will ever know. No one will see you.”
But often, what we hide in the dark ends up snagging us, catching us and having us for dinner. What we think is carefully hidden away, bites us when we least expect it.
It reminds me of the story of Little Red Riding Hood. She was cute. She was adventurous. She had good intentions. She was bringing delicious food to a sweet old grandmother, after all. It doesn’t get much more honorable than that!
Eager to give, happy to serve and ready to love – she was the ideal target for a hungry wolf. A wolf hiding and waiting to snatch her, so that she could not live out her calling.
He succeeded. Because our adorable Little Red Riding Hood, skipping with her basket of fruit, jumped at the chance to do things her own way…
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I loved reading this today. I know I’ve bought into the lie so many times, stuck in the darkness, tied down alone in my own shame and duped. It’s at these moments we are rescued and redefined through Him and by His warm, secure yet freeing embrace. It’s these moments that we see our need for a Savior. Love this. Glad I found your blog home!
Bethany, thank you for visiting my blog! I can’t wait to visit your blog too. I am thankful that God bring us out of darkness as we trust him! Come back and visit soon, new friend!