This is a dark world that we live in. However, those who have accepted Christ walk in the Light. God is Light. If we are in God then we are in the Light. There’s enough crime, terror, ugliness, slander, deception, etc. going on to make some people panic and be scared… if they don’t know about faith.
People of faith are supposed to understand that the darkness cannot overcome them. There are people around us who don’t realize that they are functioning and dependent upon a dark world system and that each day they are more and more vulnerable.
A clear example of our vulnerability in the world system happened a while back, when the power went out in the whole State of Michigan. I think several states were affected in the United States. It happened during daylight hours and though we could still see well, we were functioning ineffectively and chaos was all around us. For example; all the Gas stations closed down. You couldn’t buy ice and the supermarkets closed. Some phones didn’t work. If you didn’t have gas in your car you were unable to drive to the store and buy a charger for your cell phone. There were traffic jams everywhere. Yet despite all of this; it was 100 times worse when it got dark.
When it got dark, we all scrambled for candles. One neighbor had a generator. He allowed anyone with an extension cord to their homes so that they would have light. We all went to his yard for a cookout. The fire gave us light. Eventually we all went back to our dark homes. All we could do was sleep. We were so happy when daylight hit the next day. Our lives had been drastically altered by that experience.
We were used to living in the light. We didn’t like the darkness, not that way beyond our control.
God is Light. When I came into the Kingdom of God, moving closer to God; accepting Jesus as the Master of my life, I had no idea what kind of choice I had made. The Light of God flushed in and gave light to every dark part of my life and corrected in. The Light flooded my household and ran out the darkness. I take that Light with me wherever I go. I see things differently. Things are different. I know what’s going on. I know that what’s not of God is darkness and I don’t like darkness. Think about that.
James 1: 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.