lighthouse

In these winter days when it feels that the sun barely makes an appearance, it seems that our souls yearn for more than just brief moments in the sun. Indeed depression rates are known to notably increase during the winter. In fact there is a strong correlation between our levels of serotonin and our expousure to the sun. Light therapy is a popular choice to assist with depression and mitigate the effects of the minimal sunlight. We need the sun.

The definition of darkness is “the absence of light”. Light changes darkness, but darkness cannot change light. You can’t decrease light by turning up darkness. In fact the darker it is, the more the smallest light glows.

Light will always penetrate darkness. It is a law of nature. It is the same way in the spiritual realm. When the light of God shows up, it literally shows up, and the darkness flees before it. It must, because that’s what darkness does when light comes. Simple.

Jesus came to be the light in our darkness. Where there is darkness, light is needed. A night light dispels shadows that scare – for darkness always flees before light. The light of a torch shows the way home along the darkest paths. Jesus came to be the Light of the World where hopelessness, fear, worry and anxiety abound.

He said “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:14)

In the same way that our soul needs light so does our spirit. And we can rest assured in the promise that God will dispel any darkness. Where God is, darkness cannot exist.

“My God tuns my darkness into light” (Psalm 18:28)

“The sun always rises, the day always dawns, and darkness doesn’t get the final say”