Light in the Darkness

One evening this week we had a power cut. The lights went out and we were left in darkness. We hunted down a candle and lit it and, as the darkness immediately shrunk back from around it’s flickering flame, I was reminded once again of how differently light and darkness behave.

I love how, whilst darkness is dispelled by the switching on of a light, the opposite is not true – the light can’t be dispelled by the switching on of the dark. Though darkness may surround the light, the light is never snuffed out. Darkness, on the other hand, retreats from wherever the light shines.

Light always triumphs over darkness.

‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’ [John 1:5]

I think the same is true for love and hate. No matter how intense the hatred, love always triumphs over it. Though it is true that hatred may not simply flee from love in the way that darkness flees from light, and though hate may actually intensify its efforts in the face of love’s persistence, we can nonetheless remain confident that, come what may, love will always win.

Because love never dies.

Except perhaps once.
When the Light was put out and darkness was over the whole land [Mark 15:33].
But even then, love didn’t stay dead.

The power came back on.

‘God raised [Jesus] up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.’ [Acts 2:24].

No matter how dark it is today, there are brighter days ahead.


Related posts:

To read, ‘True Love?’, click here

To read, ‘The Resurrection – is it just rhubarb?’, click here

To read, ‘Rest assured’, click here

To read, ‘Hope Comes From Believing The Promises Of God’, click here

To read “Waiting patiently for the Lord”, click here

To read “Good Friday – 2021”, click here

To read “Easter Sunday – 2021”, click here

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