John 8:12 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."
remember when our children were small, they were afraid of the dark. If
we were all in the family room and they needed to go into another room
alone, they would say, "will you come with me Mama? It is dark in
there". I had this phrase that I would say to them, "the same things
are in the dark as in the day." We talked about how nothing extra was
in the rooms at night that had not been there in the day. I often
heard them repeating that phrase as a reminder or a pep talk to muster
up the courage to go into the dark room.
real reason for fear of the dark is that we cannot see as well in the
dark. We think that there are "unknowns" in the dark. As humans, we
fear that which we cannot see. In reality, we face darkness every day.
Uncertainties of tomorrow or farther into the future can bring about
paralyzing fear and insecurity. Worries about the outcomes of various
situations can induce apprehension that distracts us from living in
Fear of the dark, both literally and
figuratively, is about faith. Letting go of our fears is a matter of
placing trust in Jesus Christ to light the way through our lives. He
will first and foremost provide us with an eternal light through
salvation. He will also light up the darkness so that we can have peace
and security in every situation in life.
the choice of living in the darkness with fear and worry or we can walk
in the light by following Jesus. His light leads the way through all
the darkness that we may face. He is in the dark times of our
lives just as He is when the sun shines upon