As children, many of us were, at one time or another, afraid of the dark. Our parents would remedy the situation with a night light. Though the wattage of these bulbs was low, it cast enough light into the room to chase away the monsters.
As adults we still sometimes find ourselves afraid of the dark in this world. Hostilities in the world, political uncertainty, marital problems, and family hardships can all cast shadows of darkness across our days. Trouble, anxiety, confusion and skepticism have us reaching to turn on the night light. We need something to chase away the uneasiness in our hearts.
Psalm 27:1 reminds us that God gives us His light: “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” The everlasting light of God shines in this world. When we look at God all the shadows, grays and darkness of this world are dispelled. Our worries about the day, our angst about life and even our dread of tomorrow are swallowed by the inextinguishable Light of God in Christ. light casts away the darkness of this world and opens our eyes to the reality of God’s glorious kingdom. There- fore, “Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you . . . Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light” (John 12:35, 36).
The Light of Christ shines in this world, so we do not have to be afraid of the dark.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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