The Darkness Is Passing Away
The shadow of death will turn to morning like the breaking of the day,
Our trials will turn to blessings in God’s own wondrous way;
These light afflictions are for a moment, then they too will pass away,
When the brightness of His glory is here forevermore to stay.
Though the shadows overwhelm you, and you can’t see the path ahead,
At times the storm clouds gather round you, and frighten you with their dread;
Jesus will turn your mourning into dancing; your sorrow and pain will pass away –
The bright Morning Star is coming soon – with the dawning of a brand new day.
One day, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
We’ll pass from death to immortality, when we meet our Lord in the sky;
Working together in our lives for good all the parts we thought were wrong,
Transforming our darkness into light, and changing our sorrows into song.
June 12th, 2023
Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:
Psalms 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Throughout their lives, true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are walking through the valley of the shadow of death. Sometimes this shadow looms over them for months and sometimes for years – but one day our Saviour will return again and turn the shadow of death into morning, overthrowing and transforming the time of darkness into glorious dawn, when our bright and Morning Star comes in glory to judge this dark world and take His people home to be with Him forever – another reason to be blessed by the repeated phrase in the Song of Solomon: Until the day break, and the shadows flee away…
Song of Songs 2:17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
Song of Songs 4:6 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.
Psalms 30:11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
Isaiah 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.