Bitubin is an Ojibway word for that first gleam of light along the horizon just as the sun is rising. It sounds so much more inviting then to say that first gleam of light along the horizon as the sun is coming up!
Sometimes the night seems longer than usual. Our troubles multiply. There seems no light on our situation. It feels like God left us to suffer alone.
But then…when all around us is dark and gloomy…bitubin, that first small light at the end of our circumstance…shines forth and we find the presence of God and a new day on the horizon.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4, KJV)
Prayer – Lord, give us courage to hang on, trusting through the darkness into the bitubin. Amen