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Posted by Bob Fetherlin , 01 February 2010 · 1263 views

We All Have Need of It
At the height of winter in Helsinki, Finland, and St. Petersburg, Russia, there are only three or four hours of light a day. For many local residents this results in Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD. Light therapy is the most effective treatment for SAD.

There are known locations in these cities where people can go to get their daily dose of light. One in Helsinki is Cafe Engel. Coffee and pastries are served up with heavy concentrations of electric lights throughout the restaurant. It's a popular place in the winter because people long for light.

We were designed for light. When we don't get enough of it, the likelihood of our struggling with irritability, anxiety, weight gain, and insomnia increases.

Our souls long for light as well. Jesus, the light of the world, shines brightly in and through those who know, trust and worship him, who in repentance and belief have invited him into their lives to push back the darkness that's a part of our fallen nature, that characterizes our human journey. With his light comes overwhelming hope!

May we have a growing concern for those who have never been exposed to the light of Christ! May we be moved to action to get light to them.

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