Yet each time, darkness is thwarted and light is victorious. In Genesis, the light overpowers the darkness and must be separated. In John, the darkness tries to overpower the light, but to no avail. In both accounts, light wins.
The world is a dark place, but the good news of scripture is that darkness cannot overcome light. And while our experience tells us that evil is alive and well, the hope and promise of Jesus is that His light will not fail or be overcome.
Are you living or walking in darkness today? Afraid and alone in the night? The light of Christ shines. Will you come to the light?
Finally, Jesus declares in Matthew 5 that those who follow Him are also light in this world. As the “light of Christ” abides within us, it shines forth from us. And just as the stars are most brilliant on the darkest of nights, so too must the light of Christ-followers shine brilliantly in the darkness of hatred, selfishness and evil.
“Let your light shine before men, that your Father in heaven may be glorified.” It’s dark out there. Will you turn your light on? Remember, light wins.