Today, we shall be considering the fact that God is still working in the ‘dark’; the dark in people’s lives. But before we proceed any further with this write up; let us take a good look at two sides of the word ‘dark’ so that we can better understand its significance. They are:
1. The absence of light.
Many untoward things happen in the absence of light. For example, visibility is poor, movement is restricted and crime may escalate. Also in the absence of light, Satan and his agents are at their peak maiming and killing people and destroying their properties. However, it is cheering to know that God is equally effective during this period counteracting their evil antics. Remember that He does not sleep nor slumber (Psalms 121:4). It is also on record that He performed many outstanding miracles in the absence of light (i.e. in the dark). For example, He created light in dark (Genesis 1:2-3), He sent Angels of death to visit Egypt in dark (Exodus 12:29), He sent a strong wind which divided the red sea for the Israelites to pass through in dark (Exodus 14:21-22) etc.
2. An unpleasant or a gloomy state.
Gloom is a major part of today’s world and it is visible everywhere you turn to; in individual lives, in families, in communities, in governments etc. All over the world, people now find it difficult to feed properly, to pay their debts and mortgages; job opportunities are fast shrinking and businesses cum investments are collapsing at an alarming rate. A glance at the state of the world’s infrastructures also connotes gloom. Schools are crumbling, health facilities are going under, transportation systems are deteriorating etc. Because of all above and a lot more, many people are frustrated and they believe that the easiest way out is to end it all up. Many people even query the relevance of God nowadays. To such people, I say please pause a little bit! God is still very relevant and He is actively working in the dark of our lives. Today, He is saying ’’Let there be light’’ in your situation and it will be so (Genesis 1:3) in Jesus name.
Friend, are you experiencing a ‘dark’ (gloomy) situation in your life at the moment? If you are then, I assure you that you are not alone; God is with you and you are bound to do well eventually but you must be prepared to endure to the end (Matthew 10:22b). Abraham Lincoln’s situation was probably worse than yours. For a substantial part of his life, very few things worked out fine for him but he endured to the end and became one of the most celebrated Presidents of the United States of America. Do not give up and please constantly remember that ‘’weeping may endure in the night, but joy comes in the morning’’ (Psalm 30:5).
Jesus is Lord!