ĎGodís presence is throughout all creation. When the sun rises in the morning, its rays touch everything in creation at the exact same instant. If Godís mind is like the sunís rays, then God knows all the intimate details of all our lives in a single instant.í ~Joseph Girzone
With the clocks going back an hour we know how early it gets dark now in the evenings. Itís not that the sun stops shining, itís simply that the earth tilts away from the sun a little bit each day creating less light as we head towards the winter solstice. (Of course its all so different if you're living in the southern hemishpere!)
The image of God as light of the world and our lives is comforting. God never abandons any of us even in the midst of our deepest darkness. Every bit of light needs to be harnessed. We do so with a kind word of support, a word of encouragement, a smile, gentle reassurance, a word of thanks, a word of appreciation, a prayer or a smile. All of these and much more remind us of Godís gentle presence among us.