‘[Jesus] said,“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”.’ John 8:12
The days are getting shorter and the nights longer. It seems we are being enveloped in darkness.
Like the world around us, life in general can seem to do the same at times. With all the pressures and demands placed upon us, we can easily feel that things are so bad, so mixed-up, so overwhelming that we can’t see even a hint of brightness ahead.
As well as darkness, however, the world also has many different types of light, and just as many ways to use them! The type of light most common for people in biblical times would have come from candles. Candle light is not that bright. It doesn’t make everything clear, only the immediate area surrounding it. It’s also very delicate and must be carefully nurtured, otherwise it will quickly extinguish.