by Mark A. Bragg
Here is my story about a light in the dark.
One time I drove on one of my favorite roads to drive on south of town. A little two lane highway I like to take to clear my thoughts. I had driven on it many times but this particular time I drove on the old road early in the morning. As a night owl I have seen my share of sunsets but I wanted to catch a sunrise. So I headed south before the sun was up away from town with the goal to catch a perfect desert sunrise.
As I drove in the dark I noticed lights on the left. That’s when I saw that the small airport was visible from the road. All the times I had driven the road during the day I never noticed it before. It was the dark of night and the lights of the airport that caught my eye. Because of the trip during the dark morning hour, I now am aware of the airport and I can catch a glimmer of a reflection from the building if I’m looking in the right direction.
Here’s the point of this story. Sometimes the darkness is necessary for us to notice the contrast of the light. It doesn’t take much but the stronger the contrast the more our attention is drawn to the light.
Read Elder Bragg’s talk about the light.