When things are darkest, my light will break forth, and joy and gladness will ring out in the holy places…

2 Maccabees 3:30 The Jews praised the Lord who had marvelously glorified his holy Place; and the temple, charged so shortly before with fear and commotion, was filled with joy and gladness, now that the almighty Lord had manifested himself.

“Beloved child of my heart, do you see that when all seems lost, that is when my power and glory are made triumphant? This happened at Calvary and it will happen again. For the enemies of faith grow strong. In their own estimation, their victory is near. But their day will be brief, for when things are darkest, my light will break forth, and joy and gladness will ring out in the holy places. For where persecution reigned, shouts of joy will echo. Child, be not afraid, but wait in joyful hope, trusting in the Lord who comes to rule the world with justice and the peoples with fairness.”

Thanks be to God—triumphant, glorious, holy, and good! Come Lord Jesus! “O mighty one, gird your sword upon your thigh; in splendor and state, ride on in triumph for the cause of truth and goodness and right.” (Ps. 44:4-5)

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8 thoughts on “When things are darkest, my light will break forth, and joy and gladness will ring out in the holy places…

  1. Yes Lord when things are darkest YOU will recieve Maximum GLORY and all will KNow light and saving power is from YOU and YOU alone.
    so we wait upon the LORD and in waiting we must KNOW our IDENTITY and KNOW all is well.

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  2. I had a strange dream last night about animals and woke up to see these two articles on Spiritdaily.com

    http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1000358.htm
    http://www.ministryvalues.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=799&Itemid=125

    (Don’t you love what has come from Russia’s leader, Mr. Putin!)

    These two article and my dream make me think that the Lord would like my prayer that follows:

    Oh, Lord, in this time period of such darkness, we see the animals in such pain at times and it breaks our hearts… I pray that all pets are treated only with kindness, and that all of your beloved creatures–great and small–are especially protected in this time period from cruelty. Please bless and protect them I pray, and I place them under the loving protection of the Gloriana…

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