Thursday, November 1, 2012

Darkness Doesn't Exist

They say darkness doesn’t exist. Light exists but darkness doesn’t. Darkness is the absence of light. You can make a room dark but you do so by turning the lights out. You can’t generate darkness. There is no “dark” switch. Darkness is an effect. It happens when something blocks the light.

There are various levels of darkness. It can be a little dark or a whole lot dark. I’ve watched an eclipse and saw the world dim. I’ve been inside caves and felt the darkness stinging my eyes.

If I feel dark in my soul only one thing has happened—somehow I the light got blocked. Paul says we have the Light of truth within us. Jesus explained that light is designed to shine but if you place a cover over the light, though the light’s still on, you get no effect from it. Like the sun on a rainy day. It’s still shining for all its worth but you can’t see it or feel it.

Darkness doesn’t trickle into my life, spill into my life, overwhelm my life—it comes on me when the light gets covered up.

Darkness cannot chase the light away, it cannot remove the light, it is unable to overcome the light. It cannot even make the light dim. Darkness has no power over the light. It only shows up when the light gets blocked.

Darkness doesn’t exist but shows up when I do not acknowledge, honor or respect the Light of lights who dwells within me. That’s why each day holds its own mystery. Yesterday could have been blazingly bright. Today could be dark and dismal. The difference would only be: what did I do or not do that caused the Light to get covered up?

God’s light is shining, in the right now, always. Today, I choose not to let anything get in the way. Today, I’m gonna let that Light shine!

ISA 60:1 Arise, shine; for your Light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen on you.

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