Out of Dark Places
In October we are going up and out of dark places hand over hand on the three-cord rope of hope and promise and God’s faithfulness (Eccl.4:12—“a threefold cord is not quickly broken”). The joy of the Lord is our strength (Neh.8:10—“the joy of the Lord is your strength”) to reach and grasp and pull. His light and salvation (Ps.27:1—“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life”) are the bright glow of expectancy that we climb toward as we lift up our heads to where our help comes from (Ps.121:1).