Friday, July 12, 2013

Light Always Wins

It seems, more and more, that the world around is falling into darkness.  No matter where I turn, I find confusion, godlessness, irreverence, wars, disasters, and a shocking celebration of sin.  

I am distressed that such things even exist.  In the midst of encroaching darkness, my little candle of faith can seem pitifully small.  I don't want to face into the shadows.  What I want to do is - flee....

But Jesus is in my soul.  And He IS the Light.

If I am in a physical cloister filled with light, what happens when I look out through the grille into a darkened foyer?  Does darkness flood in through the "grillwork," turning my light into dark?  No.  That never happens.  

When dark and light encounter one another, there is really no contest.

"There is One greater in you than there is in the world."  (1 John 4:4) 
"The Light shines on in darkness, a darkness that did not overcome it.”  (John 1:5)

Light always wins. 

This is an edited re-post from 2011