From Pastor’s Desk: 7-3-22
As one who, as a child, was afraid of the dark, I can relate to this verse. Growing older I realized I wasn’t so much afraid of the dark as of what was in the dark.
In John 3:19 Jesus spoke of men loving darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil. Evil things, done under the cover of darkness, are not easily detected. That is why homes, business, parks, and various other venues, install lighting that illuminates the area concerned.
There are some perpetrators that will boldly break in where an area is well lighted, but more so where there is no light.
Dark, by definition, is: “…devoid or partially devoid of light: not receiving, reflecting, transmitting, or radiating light.” It also addresses the traits of a person: “…arising from or showing evil traits or desires: evil.”
I’m sure you, as I, remember the times before the “Light” of the word revealed the hidden sin in our sin-darkened heart. How lost we were, wondering around in darkness! How dark (evil) were our deeds! How confident we were that our sin would never be revealed!
I’m sure you, as I, am thankful that one day someone shared the gospel, or maybe the Holy Spirit just drew us to God through some situation, and our pathway was lighted by the glorious word of God.
Jesus is, as John 1:1-4 tells us, the Eternal Word: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
I’m sure you, as I, are grateful and thankful for the day when you accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and stepped from darkness into His glorious, wondrous light!