seeking light

have you ever heard the sky crackle?

someone i know used to live in yellowknife. she would lie awake at night and listen to the northern lights crackle across the sky… electric beauty.

in yellowknife, winters are filled with utter darkness; from morning till night, it’s black as coffee… but i think if i were to hear the northern lights–even if i couldn’t see them–i would be soothed, knowing at least that somewhere, light existed.

that’s how i feel right now. i just need a reminder that even though life seems pretty dark at moments, light does exist, and one day, i’ll feel it warm against my skin again. for now, i’ll just listen.

(this painting is called ‘seeking light.’)



  1. joannamallory said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    I didn’t know that about the Northern Lights. That’s a great analogy.

    In my “listening in the darkness times” this is one of the verses that I cling to: “Let him [she] who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his [her] God.” Isaiah 50:10b, NIV.

    Praying for you as you listen to the Light.

  2. melanie said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:09 pm


    I love this post. Sometimes all we can do is listen for the light, and as HIS children we can be confident that it will shine again. Darkness lasts only for a moment, though the moment may seem like forever.

    Indeed, the sun will shine again.

    love you friend!

  3. Teneale said,

    November 4, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Staring at the dark for an extended period of time is one of the hardest things on this earth. I guess during those times its good to remind ourselves that in the end we will be with the Son forever. No more dark sounds pretty good to me.
    Eventually the dark will turn into a shadow. There will be light days ahead.

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