There it seemed to be, fear
riding roughshod over my hopes
(it felt like an eternity), asserting
itself as filling all space,
as all-ruling, as all – period,
when a pinprick of faint
light pierced the black.
It was this: that darkness in
a closet shut for a minute or
centuries flees all the same
the moment light floods in.
Clinging to that small light-idea
took the wind out of fear’s
seeming sails and opened to me
divine Love’s unstinting warmth
pouring out endlessly – darkness
is not darkness to its luminosity.
So fear is not found in God’s infinity.
At that moment I was sure Love
was everywhere present, a
peerless tenderness comforting
like nothing else, and the fear
was swept away.
God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
– I John 1:5
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