Saturday, July 21, 2012


The tragic events that recently took place in Colorado brought back  distant memories of my teenage years. My parents told me several times  that,  "nothing good happens after midnight".  I was always expected to be home by 11:00 pm. I thought my parents were old fashioned and out of touch with the modern world.

My high school sponsored an all night party at a local bowling alley for all the graduating seniors. I was looking forward to staying up all night for the first time in my life. My date (now my spouse) and I worked for weeks to get her parents permission to stay out all night. We were so pumped up when they agreeed to let her stay out all night. When I informed my parents they  quickly burst my bubble when they  said "no way." You have to be home by midnight. I could not believe it! I was so embarrassed that I was not allowed to stay out all night.  At the time I did not realize how wise my parents were.

"You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to darkness". (I Thessalonians 5: 5)

The scriptures are true because all kinds of evil things take place at night.  Every day you hear stories on the news about  evil things that take place after midnight in the cover of darkness.

 "But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble" (Proverbs 4: 19)

We live in a world that is filled with darkness but thanks be to God because He has called us out of this darkness into a world of light.

"This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what has been done has been done through God" (John 3: 19-21)

I was very blessed as a teen to have "old fashioned parents who were out of touch with the modern world."

Thank you God!

Gee Man

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