Darkness cannot drive out the Light
Today’s devotion is based on John 13:30, “As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.”
Darkness and light are found all through the Bible. In the beginning, there was chaos, and everything was in complete darkness. Then God spoke the light into existence and ordered the chaos. A bright star announced the birth of Jesus Christ, who said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’
Darkness is sin, death, and destruction. Darkness is the reason Jesus was crucified because of the evil, sin, and guilt of humanity. But the Light of Life breaks through that darkness. ‘In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it.
The Light of the World died for you. When you see the Pascal (Easter) candle in church again on Easter Sunday, rejoice that the Light of the World has overcome death, hell, and the devil forever.
Please pray with me, Jesus, Light of the World; you illuminate even the darkest corner within me and in the world around me. You expose all deeds of darkness. Forgive me, renew me, restore me, restore this world, heal our church and the world around us with your Light of Life, starting with me as I journey to the cross with you this Easter. Amen.