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It may come as a surprise to you, dear reader, for me to confess that I am one of those awkward people who, from time to time, has difficulty in sleeping.  Just before we go any further, I do wish to point out that, I am not at THAT stage of life (far too young) but, I wake at odd hours.

When I have difficulty with sleep I have a tendency to get up and go for a wander around.  Now, I am considerate, I don’t want to disturb anybody else, I don’t put the light on.  Somehow, my best intentions don’t work out.  I seem to step on the dog, fall down the stairs or crash into something along the way.  The family will never forget the occasion when I met a fruit bowl on the stairs, the sound of half a dozen apples bouncing down the stairs at 2am did not bring joy to their hearts.  It seems the harder I try, the worse it goes.

The, a little while ago, I had an idea that revolutionized our family life.  A moment of pure genius (I don’t have many) – I got a torch.  It’s only a small torch, it fits easily into a pocket.  This torch has saved me (and the fruit bowl) pain and embarrassment.  I am able to use it to guide me for a midnight cup of tea without disturbing anybody else.

It seems simple, easy – almost too easy yet, it has changed my life for the better!  Jesus once said;

“I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.”

(John 8 vs. 12 – The Message)

Sounds so straight forward doesn’t it?  So, why not give it a try – better than stumbling in the darkness!

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