Have you ever noticed how light changes everything? It chases away the shadows, reveals hidden beauty, and brings clarity to the obscure. But did you know that sharing the love of Jesus is a lot like shining a light in the darkness? It confounds the world because it’s a force that can’t be extinguished. It’s a light that reveals the truth about darkness itself.
John said it this way,
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.— John 1:5 (NKJV)
Imagine a pitch-black room suddenly illuminated by a single candle. The darkness retreats, unable to overpower even the tiniest flicker of light. In the same way, the love of Jesus, when shared, dispels the darkness of ignorance, fear, and sin.
When you share the love of Jesus, you’re presenting a love that’s unquenchable, a hope that’s indestructible. This love confuses the world because it defies the logic of power struggles. Darkness, metaphorically representing all that is opposed to God’s truth and love, cannot stand against the light that Jesus brings.
Consider this: darkness isn’t an entity in itself; it’s simply the absence of light. Similarly, evil isn’t a self-sustaining force. It’s the lack of God’s goodness. When the light of Jesus shines, darkness dissipates, and evil loses its foothold. Sharing His love is an act of introducing light into the void, inviting transformation.
So, the next time you feel hesitant to share the love of Jesus, remember that you’re bringing light into the world. It might not always be readily embraced. In fact, it might confuse folks and even provoke resistance. But remember, darkness has no power over light. By shining the light of Christ’s love, you’re unveiling truth, revealing beauty, and dispelling fear. You’re igniting a change that darkness cannot overcome.