Reflections on Light

[Guest post by Dan Music] 

How many of us are afraid of the dark?

As a child, I was.

I made the mistake of telling my dad I was afraid of the closet because it was so dark. And that evening he hid in it and tried to scare me. After that I realized that I wasn’t so much afraid of the dark but more afraid of what was in the dark that I couldn’t see.

The dark bares uncertainty. Without light to guide the way, we are susceptible to being hurt, scared, unsure, and lost.  But in John 1:5, we read that the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. Darkness can’t linger where there is light. Light does not allow any room for darkness.

Have you ever built or made something in complete darkness?

It would probably not work. Or it would look a lot different than what you planned in your head. Have you ever looked for a light switch in the dark. I usually trip over a dozen things before I find it–if I find it.

But God created the earth in complete darkness. Geneses 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. It wasn’t till the third verse that God said let there be light and there was light. The light wasn’t for God. He is just fine without it. The light was for us.

How many of us are carrying the darkness with us inside? To the point that we’re lost?

God created physical light so we could see in the dark. But He also sent His Son, so we could see the spiritual light.  All of us need light, both physical and spiritual.

I’ve heard people say “just step into the light”, but really it’s a matter of letting the light in– it will do the rest. When you let light in, your job is done. Because, darkness has no power over light.




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