I love how you used the angler fish in the picture above, as it goes well with "as a light that shines in a dark place," Just goes to remind me that even in the darkest depths of the vast oceans, God is there, shining His light.
My grandkids love a cartoon called Splash and Bubbles. There is an Angler fish in it, so when I saw this picture I knew it was a perfect way to show what you just said very nicely. :-)
Reading this beautiful verse brought to my mind a very special time when I was in deep prayer with God. This happened years ago but it is as fresh in my mind as it was then. I was a very new believer of 6 months and my life started to go down hill. I came home from work and discovered my husband had packed up and left me. Then my brother died. Then I guess from the stress I could hardly walk my ankles and legs were swollen and painful. A few months later I was in prayer with God. I thanked God for the good things in my life, then thanked Him for the bad things in my life and then thanked Him for the things in my life that I did not understand. Then I was quiet before Him. Then I heard these words -- " You gave your children spinach when they were small - they did not like it but it was essential for their growth." My eyes flew open and I knew that this time in my life was essential for my spiritual growth. So I can relate to hearing a voice. I have shared this at a Women's Retreat , and different groups. I just gave you a portion of that time. I ended it with. Not only how good God is, but if I was eating that plate of spinach I was going to put vinegar on it cause that's how I like my spinach. God is so good. He is so awesome to be able let me know He cares and was with me by pointing out that little statement -- you gave your kids spinach. He is a loving Father. I am so thankful I was quiet before Him. 💕
What a great story, Elsie!! It sounds like something the Father would say! So hard to sit and be still before Him, but so worth it when He speaks. :-)