Finding Light in the Depths of Darkness

Luke 1:79a To give light to them that sit in darkness…

Oh how dark my life was before Christ came into the picture. However, I am glad that God didn’t just leave me in the dark! Matthew said it this way, “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” (Mat 4:16).

Dear sinner friend, you do not have to remain in the darkness of your life. God shines His glorious light into your direction that He might deliver you completely from the dark. The light of the Gospel sheds light on the path which leads to Calvary, where Christ hang on an old rugged cross, and where the earth went black as God closed Heaven’s blinds so as not to reveal the ugliness of the sin which Christ became for us on that day. The sin which Christ came to save us from was so wicked and so vile that mankind could not behold nor grasp the total depth of that pit which Christ pulled us up out of with His redeeming blood! O what a Savior is He!

Ephesians 2:13 says, “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” You see, the devil (aka the god of this world) has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them (see 2 Cor. 4:4). However, when the Spirit of God begins to convict and convince the lost person of his or her need of a Savior, and when that sinner accepts Christ into their heart, it is as if scales fall from their eyes so that they are able to see for the first time in their lives.

I wonder how many people never get delivered from the ‘dark ages’ of their lives? If only they knew what they were missing. It is therefore our job as followers of Christ to spread this light wherever we go. Jesus said, “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.” (Mat. 5:14).

We who were sometimes far off ought to be the first ones to testify of God’s ability to bring anyone out of darkness and into light. Do not be surprised, however, should you come across those who are hostile towards the light. Jesus said in John 3:19, “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” Regardless, let us tell all people about Jesus!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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