Out of the darkness, the negative becomes full of color

Posted: June 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Story of the day: Out of the darkness, the negative becomes full of color

I love to take pictures. There is something about the old-fashioned way of taking pictures and developing them in a dark room.

Dr Tony Evans writes:

We have all taken pictures and sent them to the developer. The pictures are originally on the negatives, which aren’t really that great to look at. The pictures are small and not easy to see. So in order to get pictures that you can see, the developers have to take the negatives to the darkroom where they can be developed in secret.

When the pictures come back to you, they are larger and now in color. The final product looks nothing like the original image on the negative. In order to get to the final product, however, the negatives have to be taken to a darkroom where they are worked over by the man in the photo lab.

We can’t always see what God is doing. It may look like all we are getting is one negative after another. However, there is good news. God is working on the negatives in a dark-room, in secret where we can’t see. When it is the right time, He will bring them back in living color. We will see that He was up to something and working something out that we didn’t know about. He has a purpose for every trial that you face. He has a reason for your development in your trial. [Tony Evans, Tony Evans Book of Illustrations. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009. pg. 329.]

Quote of the day: C. Everett Koop

“We grow and mature spiritually through adversity–not when everything is going smoothly….In a time of adversity or trouble, the Christian has the opportunity to know God in a special and personal way.”

Bible verse of the day: John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Trials may come and go, but there is nothing more beautiful than a colorful picture that was created from a negative. Father, draw me close to You and give me the strength to endure any trial that may come my way. I love You Father and may Your will and not mine be done.

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

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