Have you ever been in a room filled with no light whatsoever?
It is hard to imagine how black the depth of utter darkness can be, until you experience it. Yet what is just as amazing to see is how it only takes one tiny spark of light to penetrate through that darkness. Just one little light!
It was a little over 40 years ago when my hubby and I decided to take our 3 kids on a trip to Mammoth Cave. The tour guide prepared us in advance of how black it would become the moment they turned out the lights in that large cavern. However, no words could prepare you for the way the depth of that blackness can overwhelm your senses. It leaves you unsteady, even disoriented, which explains the repeated warnings given by the Ranger to not make a move once they turn off those lights. Yet the instant our guide lit a match that spark of light filled the entire cavern. It was amazing to see! One little light was all it took to break through that utter darkness.
Much like what happened in that cave, you and I can find ourselves living in a world of darkness. At times it can seem to overwhelm our senses, leaving us unsteady and a bit disoriented. Yet God is steadfast, His light remains true!
God is light, and in Him there’s no darkness at all;
1 John 1:5b
All it takes is one little light to change the world around us. And because of Christ, you and I can be that one little light! Not in a prideful or arrogant way, rather we can be a light that shines in gratitude and thankfulness for a Lord and Savior that gave His all for us. No matter our circumstances, even when we find ourselves in the midst of our own personal darkness, God’s light is resilient. His love and His light will forever remain steadfast and true.