Friday, April 1, 2011
Darkness and Light
About half past noon the heavens roared and poured out heavy, thick rain with hail in some areas. The skies remained black as (what we later learned) a powerful tornado and series of funnel clouds made their way across the state. Trees bent with little effort. Patio furniture flew across the yard. The ground felt like it was trembling. Extensive damage was done around the area as the storm system quickly moved along heavily populated roadways and interstates. The aftermath was both small and large.
One day we will see a similar contrast when we are reunited with our Lord Jesus Christ. He will come for us with a glory so bright that our world will vividly look dark and bleak. We will awaken to a new heaven and a new earth and the darkness of the past will be gone. John 1:5 tells us that "the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." I can't tell you how many times I've overlooked this verse. Coming back to it though, I found myself truly intrigued by the simple fact that the darkness "comprehended" not the light. How amazing is that. The light comes into the picture and the darkness not only cowers in fear, but completely vanishes. It doesn't know what to do in the presence of such power. It understands nothing about it and flees. Kind of like the storms that passed through that day. They poured their furry on the state, but once the sun broke through, it fled. In all its supposed strength and might, it was powerless against the bright shining sun of the new day. It comprehended it not and vanished.