Light in the Darkness
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.– John 1:1-5, NIV
As we come to terms what has happened in Newtown, CT an undeniable fact come to light. That bad things happen in this world. Many people have described it as evil. This in not the only evil happened in the world yesterday. In China, 22 children were attacked by a mentally ill man in their school. While Newtown is in the media forefront today there will always be evil in the world. Since the beginning of time our own corruption has overcome what God truly intended for the world. As we scan the news day by day, most of it is darkness. Our humanity causing pain in the world in which God wanted good to reside. I weep and mourn with those in Newtown, as well as those in China. But also for those losing their lives or in circumstances beyond their control in Africa and throughout the world. Darkness runs rampant throughout our world.
But in the darkness of this world there is hope. There is a light, a ray of hope. That light comes in the form of the baby Jesus that we celebrate in a couple weeks. The one little light was the first spark in a dark sinful world. As more and more put their faith in Christ the light become brighter. As we move aways from a world corrupt by our own greed and wants the light become brighter. And evil cannot overcome it.
My friends, as we feel we live in a dark world, understand that the darkness cannot overcome the light. The light that orginates from God.