I like candles. I like to see candlelight shining in deep darkness. I like seeing a hundred or a thousand lighted candles shining in darkness! Before the light came there was only darkness. Then God spoke and light came into being. It hasn’t chased all darkness away – yet. But each little bit of light dispels a little more of the darkness.
God’s word is the light shining in darkness. When the Word became flesh and walked among us, He was “the true light that gives light to every person.”John 1:9 Every little light that shines in darkness gives a large hope. A sure hope that promises darkness will not prevail but light will overcome the darkness. A lighted candle or a picture of a lighted candle, for me, symbolizes that sure hope of sure victory through the Savior Who is returning.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.”
Darkness is gathering once again across the world.
It will not overcome the Light.