A 3 hour power outage is a daily occurrence here . We have resigned ourselves to it and sort of plan our activities around it, but often the lights go off without warning at any time of the day or night which is very frustrating. Anyone who can afford it owns a battery operated inverter (generator) which can run your ceiling fan and light for a few hours , depending on the strength of the battery. But you can 't run your fridge, heaters, ovens or air conditioners on it...these can be operated by diesel or petrol run generators, which only the rich can afford. I have a battery inverter without which I could not survive.
Alternative energy resources like solar panels are few and far between because they are very expensive to install. Some government projects and NGOs have sponsored them in rural areas.
Today we were having some plumbing work done in our church and the men were working after dark. When the lights went out plunging everything in darkness I saw tiny flashes of light like fireflies zig zagging in the work area. Later on when I asked the plumbers what were they doing in the dark, they said they were working with the lights from their mobile (cell) phones. (So now you have another use for your cell phone).
Life doesn' t stop in India, lights or no lights and no one complains We get irritated , groan and click our tongues and carry on.
The purpose of this post is to say how great it will be in the new Jerusalem the new heavenly city in which those who belong to Christ will live. There the light will never go out and no external light source will be required because the Lamb ( Jesus Christ) is the light.
His presence is Light. We will live in the radiance of His glory...no shadows there.
O Lord let your presence light up my life today and forever.
23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. Revalation 21;23 NIV (BIBLE)