“I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me may not remain in darkness.” – John 12:46
Martin Luther King, Jr. said many profound things during his life, and this one is no different. He said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.”
Have you ever been in a situation where the darkness was so powerful that light could not overcome it? I remember touring a cave when all the lights were turned off. I couldn’t see a thing. I couldn’t even see my hand in front of my face! And then the guide simply lit a match – one match – and we could see all over the cave, because darkness cannot overcome the light.
Jesus says He is the Light of the world, the embodiment of how to know God and how to live life. You may feel your life is engulfed in darkness. You may feel bewildered at not having discovered the answer to life. Invite Christ into your life and the light will be turned on, no matter how much darkness you’ve experienced. Life will begin to make sense and you’ll be filled with hope and understanding.
Here’s more good news. When we do this, Jesus says we can be a light to others by pointing people who are in the dark to the light…the Light of Christ.