“I Am the Light of the World. Whoever follows after me will not walk in the darkness but will have the Light of Life.” John 8:12
Back in the day, my husband would make slide shows for our youth ministry out of real film. (Remember that?) He used a slide projector, where little pictures would fit into a machine, and light would shine through the picture to project an image onto a large screen. He had a dark room where he would develop the film. The room was a closet - no windows, and the door even had a cover so no light could come in. Even in a completely blacked out room, if the smallest bit of light trickled through, the film would be exposed. Light is powerful.
Have you ever been in a dark room? Even the tiniest little candle brings light, you can’t help but look at it. It’s as though the light pushes the darkness out and away.
Jesus is the dark mover. At the beginning of time, He, as part of the Trinity, Creator, spoke into the darkness and light was born. He, as a Man, brought the light of love and healing to sin shackled, demon held, illness worn souls and bodies. He, at His appointed time, shattered the darkness of death and brought the light of his resurrection.
The darkness of your hurt, your pain. The darkness of depression, abuse, past mistakes.
The darkness you feel when the needs of your kids overwhelm you, or your illness has you bedridden and afraid, or your marriage is falling apart.
It is in that darkness that Jesus says, “I AM the Light of the World.”
In our dark places we can focus in on His Light, His Life, and let Him shine.
“The people who have walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who have dwelled in a land of deep darkness, on them light has shone.” Isaiah 9:2
Jesus moves the dark.