Sunday Morning Coffee: Dark Months

I dislike waking up at 6 a.m. just on general principles. Now that I’m retired, I rarely have to get up that early.

I especially dislike that it is still so dark at 6 a.m. Only three more weeks, and the days will become a couple of minutes longer each sunrise.

In the meantime, we’re in “the dark months” as some of my clients used to say. They suffered from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and truly dreaded the long, dark nights and short, dim days.

I don’t have SAD, but I’m sad when it’s dark when I have to get up.

Polar night - Wikipedia
Polar Night

Honestly, it’s not that a big of a deal for me. Switch on the lights, right?

Which, of course, got me thinking about places in this world that have it a lot worse. I was reading something about Greenland and other countries in the far north where some of them have no true daylight hours during the darkest months. I’m thinking they must sleep a lot!

The thing is, that’s their life. They’re used to it, and have long ago adapted to it, making the best use possible of both the light and the dark.

One of the things I think about regarding heaven is that Jesus, the Light of the World, will also be the Light of Heaven. No darkness, no night. And I wonder how that will be, because I sleep a lot better in the dark 🙂 Of course, we’ll have our new bodies there, and maybe we won’t want or need sleep. There are lots of things about heaven we really don’t understand yet. As we grow older, more and more of our loved ones are enjoying the delights of heaven, of being with Jesus. I look forward to that, and to having all my questions answered.

No deep, profound thoughts going on here this morning. Just thinking with my fingers 🙂

“This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).

2 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Coffee: Dark Months

  1. My daughter, Denise, lived in Iceland for three years. Yes, they have darkness for approximately one hour during this time of the year and then it is not total darkness. Of course, the reverse is true in the summer when they have 23 hours of daylight and then about and hour of dimness. For that the houses have room darkening shades. They moved to Burkina Faso, near the equator. It was going from the refrigerator to the furnace, she said.

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