From Maia Mikhaluk in Kyiv: 247th night of ruzzian invasion. Kyiv today was all about life, light, and warmth!
I wish I could say that it was easy to forget that invaders are working hard to bring death, darkness, and cold. But it was impossible to forget. It’s weighing heavy on our hearts and minds. Of course, regular air raids are a constant reminder too.
I was walking with Briana this afternoon and saw so many people with baby carriages and with kids enjoying the sunny warmth of Indian summer. Despite the brightness of the day, there was some reserve, seriousness, and sadness in the faces of people. We all want to live our lives in our own land, raise our children and grandchildren, and enjoy the togetherness of families and the coziness of our homes. Instead, while we are watching our kids playing bathed in the sunshine, we can’t help but worry about the next four months that will bring snow and freezing temperatures. Will we be able to keep our homes and families warm? I imagine for some people, it can be an overwhelming burden.
We all prepare for winter the best we know how. That’s why equipment like generators and portable power stations is all sold out. But this is war winter, and we can’t prepare for all the possible challenges we might face. So we do what we can and trust God with the rest. We know with Him, “even the darkness will not be dark, the night will shine like the day.”
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.