Many are afraid of the dark. Darkness has this natural sense of uncertainty. That is why darkness is often used in movies as a way to communicate evil.
But often more fearful is that small amount of light that is cast from a nightlight or from a half moon that makes things eerie. The small amount of light begins to expose things and it creates shadows of the things that are real.
The light of God’s Word exposes the darkness that is in us, that is our sin. It exposes it for what it really is, that is worthy of eternal death.
Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you! The light that is Christ shines on you dispelling the darkness of your sin and bringing you into eternal life.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.