Have you ever visited a cave and had them turn off all the lights? Talk about darkness!
You can’t see your hand in front of your face! I found that out one year when I took a group of students to visit Mammoth Cave. I was the teacher and supposed to be setting a brave example. I was terrified that one of the students would panic and step backwards or trip over someone and take a bad fall.
On the other hand, I was glued to my spot. I was afraid to budge. Both fear and darkness can do that to us.
Yet, when they lit a single match in the darkness, it shone brighter than any match I’d ever seen. One little match had the power to dispel the darkness, but there were still dark places all around us where the light was blocked. Until the electric lights were turned back on, we all focused on the light.
Jesus said in John 8:12, “I AM the light of the world. He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
1 John 1:7- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
– Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
– And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Ephesians 5:8 – For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
John 1:5 -This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.