Last month Candace and I went on a cruise to Mexico. One of our favor- ite things to do when we are at sea is to walk around the top deck of the ship at night after dinner. Oftentimes the stars and moon are so bright it simply takes our breath away! However, one night as we were taking our evening stroll we experienced an incredible dis- play of lightening and thunder. It was a night that I will not soon forget! Initially it was clear and bright & then sudden- ly the sky grew dark & in the distance the light show began & the thunder was so strong that at times the ship would shake from a resounding blast. I was amazed not only by the power of the storm, but also by its length. It seemed to go on and on. I must confess at times I was tempted to run and hide rather than stay on deck and watch the show.
Now I would imagine at one time or another you have found yourself totally surrounded by darkness, only to have the whole area suddenly illuminated by a ash of lightening. During the storm I recently experienced, it occurred to me that it was almost as if the light was in- forming the darkness that it can invade that darkness at will, & when it enters, it pushes back the darkness at the speed of 186,000 miles per second. Darkness has no defense against light. Similarly, darkness has no offense against light. For example have you ever seen a ash of “darkening” that obliterated the light of day even for a split second?
In the New Testament, Satan, his work, and His kingdom are spoken of as darkness, while God and His work are de ned as “being light and in Him is no
darkness at all”. Light always triumphs both in the natural and the spiritual. Moreover, we are more than re ectors of light; we are recipients of God’s light.
I don’t know about you, but I con- tinue to marvel at the way God has used recent events such as Hurricanes, Floods, Forrest Fires, and senseless, violent and wicked events to draw peo- ple to Himself. Only our great and awe- some God could do such things bringing light out of darkness. click here for more...