Exodus 10: 21-23 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. 22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: 23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. (KJV)
GOD’S PEOPLE LIVE IN THE LIGHT. Even when darkness covers the “land”, whatever that may be at the time, we can still see. God’s Word is always the main source of light, but He gives us other illuminations as well. When we’re in the darkness of confusion, we can still seek illumination from friends, and other people, who have been in similar circumstances. God didn’t place us on Earth by ourselves, and He doesn’t intend for us to handle life by ourselves. When we’re in darkness emotionally, we can reach out to people who have been specifically trained to deal with feelings and emotions. They can offer light that leads out of that dark tunnel. When we’re in dark circumstances, we have a church family that we can turn to for support. People who, even if they haven’t been in that particular place, they’ve had their own midnights, and they can renew our hope that the morning will, indeed, come, bringing the brilliant light of day!
This passage says that the darkness was so “thick”, the Egyptians couldn’t even see each other! When we’re filled with God’s divine light, the darkness makes us all the more visible. So, in our Christian lives, we should experience just the opposite; the blacker the night, the brighter each of us should shine, and therefore, be more easily seen by our spiritual siblings!