Walking into the light

The Russian novelist Andrei Bitov, who grew up during the days of state sponsored atheism when the churches were forbidden to propagate their message outside of their own aging congregations, said that God got his attention one dreary day while he was riding the underground railway. He said: ‘In my twenty-seventh year, while riding the metro in Leningrad I was overcome with a despair so great that life seemed to stop at once, …. Suddenly, all by itself, a phrase appeared: Without God life makes no sense. Repeating it in astonishment, I rode the phrase up like a moving staircase, got out of the metro and walked into God’s light.’ Do you ever feel like you are lost in the dark? Jesus said “Seek and you shall find.” It’s our willingness to seek that leads us into light.

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One Response to Walking into the light

  1. Dawne Webber says:

    How beautiful. But then again, truth is beautiful.

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