The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
    If we took a moment to close our eyes, we would observe total darkness. When we go to sleep at night, we normally don’t pay much attention to the darkness because we want to fall asleep. The darkness creates some anxiety, however, when we do close our eyes in daylight. It is not comfortable to be in darkness. In early January, our days are still shorter but we find ourselves longing for more light. If we are traveling during evening or early morning in the countryside, what are our eyes attracted to? A light! Our eyes are drawn to a farm in the distance or some other light in the boundless darkness. Our spirit can dwell in darkness too. When our spirit is overcome by sadness, depression, evil thoughts and desires, foreboding dilemmas, and ominous visions, our heart desires a light for an outlet. This is natural for the physical and the spiritual world. God sent us a light in the person of Jesus Christ. God loved us so much that he broke into our darkness to provide a light with hope for newness and direction. How wonderfully for us believers to have this spiritual light in our life every day! The darkness will not overcome us because of our faith in the light of the world who is Jesus Christ. We thank our Lord God in heaven for not only creating light but sending light into our life. 
 Pastor Ron