“…a deep sleep fell upon Abraham, and a deep and terrifying darkness descended upon him.” Genesis 15:12
It happened while I was sleeping. Longing to escape, I sought the anesthesia of slumber to overcome and numb my senses. Believing I would be spared if I fled the reality of this storm-tossed existence – the terror followed me down the corridors of my unconscious, troubling my dreams and invading my sleep.
But it is these dark and terrifying places, where your covenants are made, O Lord. When the guardrails we relied upon have fallen away, it is precisely in the precipitous places where your promises are made known. So speak to us, maker of dreams – those terrifying as well as tender – so that we may know that your assurance lives on not just in the light but particularly in times of darkness and fear. Amen
 Image from an online source, https://www.msn.com/ Stargazing in Chile: dark skies in the Atacama desert.