In nineteenth century London, a young boy was in his bedroom. It was a dark and quiet night. He watched a man lighting the gas street lamps. The man climbed a ladder to light the lamp and then climb down taking his ladder to light the next lamp. When he had finished, the whole street was illuminated with bright light that broke through the Darkness of the night.
His mother entered the room and saw him staring out the window.
“What are you doing?”
The boy turned to his mother and smiled.
“Mama, I’m watching a man punching holes in the darkness.”
There are many people who sit in spiritual darkness. They sit in the darkness of sin and unbelief. These people won’t acknowledge that they need to be brought out of the darkness and embrace the saving Light of Christ.
The Bible declares that the Light has come into the world. Jesus is the Light who brings all people out of the darkness of sin and death.
All who trust in Jesus walk not in the darkness, but in his saving Light of grace. Jesus is the Light that shines in the world and brings life and peace.
There is much darkness in the world. Many people walk in darkness and need the Light of Christ to shine upon them. In the darkness they struggle with sin, hopelessness and despair. The Light of Christ gives peace, joy and life.
The task of the people of God is to daily ‘punch holes’ in the darkness of the world. The Light of Christ brings renewal and hope to a world which needs the message of the Gospel. Through the ministry of the Church, many can brought out of the darkness to the Light of Christ.
The Gospel can break through the darkness and bring life. May the Lord empower his to declare the Gospel to the world and to bring his saving Light to all who sit in the darkness. May the Lord use us to ‘punch holes’ in the darkness.