And the darkness fled

I apportion the message in many ways and various media. But it remains the same truth, the same good news. By decree I share it again, and again, and yet once again, as a runner carrying a message to be delivered. As the message continues to be told, it will continue to transform those appointed to hear. Lives saved will continue to grow, hope will be restored.  Hope against all hope. The promise of glory.

Living hope when there is none to be seen, yet a sure hope alive to be experienced.

The image of Christ’s brokenness, His life’s blood being poured out for us.

In Him as we are broken, His love is poured into us that we may let it flow into the world.


Let there be Light, He said

And the Darkness fled

But who is this stealing in

Sneaking around , back again


Light has overcome

Dark will not run

Light speaks again

Dark is chagrined


Be it only right

Not able to overcome,

For then try to smite

And plunder His sum


Darkness judges life

Encircles the Light

Proclaims His demise

Will be the prize


The timber of the tree

Bears a shadow of life

And can it be three

The nails of stricken strife


The skies turned

A caliginous gloom

Darkening to spurn

Even vestige a moon


Darkness dances his jig

With a laugh of evil glee

At last he was winning big

Light hung limp upon the tree


Death, by his evil decree

Carried Light to the grave

Darkness at last mighty

Nothing would Light save


(Light of Life Overcomes Evil and Death)


Light entombed first day

Darkness still of caution

Too soon to claim decay

Stone is sealed from illusion


Light entombed day two

Death, his grip held fast

Darkness detects nothing askew

Nothing he can’t outlast


Early the tomb day three

Darkness hearkens a report

Death’s message incites fury

Light escaped, extinction cut short


Sealed stone is carried away

Open door streaming sunlight

Death has lost his very first prey

Darkness more than his odious fight


Light is vitalized, He’s alive

Death and Darkness defeated

Heaven’s gate is opened wide

Evil’s loss, he is gravely depleted.

~G.W.



Christ Is Risen!

The LORD is Risen Indeed!

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:3

“The Light shines in the darkness and darkness has not overcome it.”  John 1:5

Note: For most Christians, this week — Holy Week — is the most important week of the year. Holy Week culminates in the Paschal Triduum, the three days commemorating the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

And the reason the above is true is because of what the Apostle Paul said in the bible passage below.

1 Corinthians 15:16-19
“For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.  And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.  If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.”

That was stated by the man who met Jesus after His Resurrection on his way to Damascus to persecute Christians. (Acts 9:3-6)

5 thoughts on “And the darkness fled”

    1. Thanks, Gary.
      I would hazard a guess the spiritual realm in these times is very nearly as busy, judging by what’s happening across the surface of this globe in our time.

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