And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day (Genesis 1:3-5).

Did you remember to turn your clock back an hour on Sunday? It may take several days to adjust to how early the darkness arrives. God created both light and darkness. In Genesis, He frequently reminds us that “it was good.”

Our lives can also have periods of darkness and light. In the darker times, remember that God is with you and His redeeming love is more boundless than the stars in the sky.

If you know someone who is experiencing a darker time in their life, pray for them, send a text or a call; invite them to a church or LWML activity. Offer a ride. Give them a copy of the Mustard Seed Devotion Light in the Darkness (available at

Arlene Naasz