Darkness. Wait—Light?

Light of the world

This world is full of darkness: thick, grotesque, and black, sin has clouded and stained our atmosphere. We all easily recognize this reality. But it seems like we almost like to dwell on it—the dark side, that is.

“People love darkness more than the Light because the things they do are sinful.” John 3:19

If we find ourselves focusing on this shadowy, unlit earth, could it mean that we are darkness lovers rather than Light seekers?

What we give mental thought to, that begins to become a part of us. We need to get our attention out of the dark, and step into the light.

“…Is light best friends with dark?” 2 Corinthians 6:14

Is there any common ground between the two? Can half of our mind be in the dark and the other half in the light? Or, can we give thought to both at the same time? Of course not!

True Light illuminates everything around it.

“I am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me won’t walk in darkness but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12

Just imagine it! If we follow Jesus, we won’t grope around in darkness! We won’t even have time for considering it—we’ll be walking in His light.

You see, this world may be full of darkness, but if we’ll just open our eyes… at every corner we’ll see God. He’s here, always here. It’s us who stick our heads in the sand and then wonder why it’s dark. This world is overflowing with light, and even the little things reveal it: a curled twig, colorful bug, or pellucid raindrop.

It’s fascinating that even though everything in the world is tainted by sin, there is so much that brings glory to God. I look at humanity, and marvel. Here we are humble beings who are sinners, yet in the life of every one of us, the divine imprint of God can be found. The most broken, beaten, battered, and torn, still has the stamp of the Master Artist’s artistry. Yes, His Light pervades ubiquitously.

My point is this: God is a God of light (Genesis 1:3), and even though this world may be plagued with darkness, His light still shines (John 1:5)—it’s everywhere. And He calls us to lift our eyes and behold His Light—be filled, and put aside the darkness which now consumes us.

“O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.” Isaiah 2:5


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