Light can devour the darkness but darkness cannot consume the light.
Lately the world has been on fire. Darkness, sadness, pain is all around. Maybe God is just revealing what has always been? Maybe we have been lulled into believing, things are better; life is better; we are better. Not! Right now all is awry. The curtain is drawn, and we are seeing reality: a broken, fragile, hurting world. Pain, injustice and tragedy are front and center. You can’t escape them. In the past, they have been covered up and sanitized. Now, this intense world, full of brokenness and hardship is in full view. The illness, the deaths, the tragedy, the injustice, the hostility are all gushing up, without restraint. How can there ever be healing and hope? How can there ever be justice and restoration? How can we begin to move forward together, to talk together, to walk together, to unify? How can we begin to stop and listen to each other, love each other, and intentionally care for each other? It seems impossible in this discordant, polarized world. But, it isn’t, because of Jesus. Jesus came to this exact world and changed it forever. He saw the brokenness; he saw the injustice; he saw the sadness; he saw the pure evil; but he still gave his life. He gave his life, so that we could have life. The world needs to remember this Jesus. We need to remember that this Jesus is the light that conquers darkness. This Jesus is the hope the world has always needed, and certainly needs now more than ever. Jesus the light of the world. that devours darkness, that takes away sin, that restores relationships, that gives hope. His light is never extinguished. Remember the light.
The light shines in the dark and the dark has never extinguished it.