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.