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Have You Seen the Light?

In Him was life, and that light was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:5

The teacher led her students through the school library into the work room. She closed the door and switched the lights off.

“How dark is it?” she asked. “Can you see anything in the room?”

“No", they answered in unison.

Quietly, she lit a candle. “Is it still dark in here?” Answers ranged from ”No” to “just a little.”

It only takes a little light to break the darkness, but it takes a lot of dark to blot out even the smallest light. I was a tourist once in a large cave. As our guide led us down deeper, small lights helped to guide our steps.

When we got further down the path, our guide turned off the lights. I couldn’t even see my own hand in front of me. It was total darkness. (BTW-it was my one and only cave experience.)

Genesis 1 and 2 tell the story of creation. Darkness was over the surface of the deep . . . And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. . . . he separated the light from the dark (Genesis 1:2-4). Picture that in your mind! Wow!

The gospel of John leads us to THE LIGHT. Jesus is the light for us. As we follow Him, His light leads us away from the darkness. Our enemy, Satan, is the Prince of Darkness. His goal is to lead us into the darkness.

We can be reminded daily that sundown is gradual. It takes time to get completely dark. Satan and his helpers have to work to move us toward darkness if we are following THE LIGHT, Jesus. Darkness doesn’t come in a flash, it comes a little bit by little bit. Jesus doesn’t leave us in a cave of darkness. His light is bright. If we turn toward Him, His light takes the darkness away.

Look at the sunrise tomorrow. Just a sliver of the sun on the horizon invades the dark. Have you seen the Light?


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