In Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV Bible), Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
We don’t think much about light in our modern-day of technology. We just flip the switch on and `Voila`!, we have light! We have our cell phones, that are almost always available and they give us light, internet, tv, music, etc. What would happen if all of a sudden an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) happened and our country went out, literally? Total darkness would be our constant companion!
The definition of darkness, taken from freedictionary.com: the state or quality of being dark, absence or deficiency of light, wickedness or evil, obscurity; concealment, lack of sight; blindness. If you’ve ever been in total darkness, you know how this feels. I would describe it, as a feeling of hopelessness, nothingness, urgency to find light; a scary, helpless feeling. The definition of light, taken from freedictionary.com: the illumination derived from a source of light, daylight, a state of awareness or understanding, spiritual awareness. There are very few times, when we’re in complete darkness, but try to go into a dark room, made for developing pictures or one night, turn off all your lights, including any little lights and block out any outside light, as well. Then, just sit in complete darkness and afterwards, write down how you felt and please share it in the comments.