‘The light shone in the darkness, the darkness did not overcome’ …. John 1:5
This is said about the life and ministry of Jesus during the time of empty religious routine of the Pharisees and the worship of the Roman Emperors. The message of Jesus was not taken seriously. He was the light of the world shining in the darkness of sin and hopelessness. Later Jesus told his disciples that they were the light of the world (Mat 5:13-16). Their light was not easily welcomed. However as the powers of darkness attempted to put off the light by killing Jesus, they also attempted to put off the light of the Gospel by killing the apostles. The failure of darkness to overcome light is a permanent truth today even in situations where evil seems to have the last say. May we learn to see God even in the darkest moments of life!