I am sure, like me, you’ve gotten out of bed in the middle of the night and stubbed your toe on something or another…am I right?? The black of the night shrouded that dresser foot or the door frame that accosted your toe. Darkness does that to us.
There is also the darkness of the soul that seeps in and shrouds anything good at all that is around. This darkness makes you ache and long and often times despair. Our souls become battered and bruised from simply living life. It is quite difficult for our eyes to adust like they eventually will in that dark room. It is difficult because our soul needs a light that is incomprehensible.
John 1 tell us of this incomprehensible light:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1:1-5 (Emphasis mine)
Jesus came into a world that is dark with sin and pain and hurt to bring to us, not only light but salvation. He came to give us life and life more abundantly! Jesus said,
“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:9-10 (Emphasis mine)
We no longer need to be enveloped and cradled by the darkness of sin! Jesus is that incomprehensible Light — the Light of the world! We no longer need to stumble through life, catching every door frame and dresser drawer with our soul’s “toes.” He will illuminate your path with His light, but even more, He came that you might have eternal life. In Romans, we are told,
“But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.” Romans 10:8-11
I don’t know what your darkness is today or how long you’ve been walking in it. I do know that I have walked in darkness and have been frightened and hurt by life. Yet, when I confessed the sin that was in my heart and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, I knew that I would never have to walk in that pain and hurt alone ever again. We are taught in the Psalms,
“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” Psalms 119:105
Jesus is the Word and Jesus is the Light of the world. Seek Him, believe on Him, trust in Him and then the darkness will not be so suffocating and you will see the goodness of Him who died for you to give you eternal life!