When winter stays dark and dreary, it’s easy to see why we get the blues or even feel depressed. For some, the dreariness even leads to a medical condition called seasonal affective disorder, abbreviated, appropriately enough, SAD. Health-care experts say this disorder is caused by not having access to enough sunlight during the winter. A similar spiritual disorder can affect believers who don’t access God’s word on a regular basis. The word is the light that guides us in the ways God wishes us to go. We may not see a lot of sunshine anytime soon, but we can always bask in the light of God’s word, which never fails us.
Prayer: Open our hearts and minds, O Lord, to let your word illumine our lives. May it warm us and guide us all the days of our lives. Amen.Readers are encouraged to submit their own testimonials and prayers, and leaders of all faiths are welcome to submit messages or sermons here