The prophet Isaiah wrote,
“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen upon you.
And nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising.” (60:1-3)
The obvious question from this is, “How bright is the light and how dark is the darkness?” It is my observation that many more people are feeling how dark things are verses those who are seeing how light things might be. In the Gospel of John we see the encouraging response to the light and darkness issue.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
“And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.”
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”
Jesus replied, “My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going.”
Look for the Light and not the Darkness.
“I am the light of the world.” Jesus