This verse gives me hope. I feel very much like "the poor" these days. I generally dislike being our all being lumped together as one unit when we're a diverse group of people with wants and needs. But I need to feel less alone in this Advent season, so I will take it.
I'm trying desperately to find some glad tidings in my world lately. I glanced up at the moon earlier tonight just as it was getting dark, and had a brief moment where some light reached my heart and soul. It's enough to keep going.
I'm lost, God. I know You sent Jesus to find me. I need Him to be with me in the darkness. I need to learn to walk in the dark. Can you please send me a small night light?