he is in the light

Walk in the Light

Dear Praying Friend,

It’s been raining here in Tennessee a lot, for the past month. When it gets cloudy and rainy, Fulton tends to get a bit depressed. One of the things we do to help him, is take him to light therapy. Light therapy is exposure to intense levels of light under controlled conditions. It affects brain chemicals and helps to ease depression, sleep conditions, and improve moods.

We also take him, from time to time, to a big mall. He really likes the bright lights and the constant action. It helps to lift his mood. Sometimes, we just take him outside at the nursing home and let him soak in the rays. He could be depressed all the time but for the most part, he’s not.

God understands the power of light. He called his son, the light of the world and commands us to walk in the light. It says in 1 John 1:7, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” So, when we get depressed, we should turn to the light of the world. The closer we get to Him the better we feel. You might even try light therapy, Fulton recommends it.

Your Friend,

Dawson

3 thoughts on “Walk in the Light

  1. Hi Dawson,
    So glad you have found something so helpful to Fulton in easing the depression. One of the main reasons we moved to Florida was because of the sunshine which has helped to ease depression and discouragement. Something else that I find is helpful is to ask God to life the heaviness of depression and fill with me with a spirit of joy. Can’t imagine how how it must be for Fulton, and for you as his parent feeling the pain and discomfort he suffers with everyday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Hi Dawson,
    On the week of Thanksgiving I began feeling depressed and it lasted two months. It was one of the toughest times I have ever been through. During that time I sought the Lord wholeheartedly. One of the things I remember was purposely opening the blinds to all rooms in the home. I would tell my family members to please let the light shine. You see when depression hits, our inclination is to remain in darkness. However I understood that I needed light in my life and not darkness. I also understood that Jesus is my light.

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