Genesis 1:3 (KJV)
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
I once heard a comedian speak about the arrogance of the human brain. He described it in this way:
“Every night when I get up to go to the bathroom, my brain tells me that this is my bedroom and I know it like the back of my hand; therefore, it is not necessary to turn on any lights. Meanwhile, my toes are terrified that the arrogance of my brain is about to make them experience some serious trauma.”
There is nothing like the searing pain of unexpected blunt force to your toe. Most times we hit our toes on things we know are there and that have been there for a long time. We simply miscalculate our surroundings, or we rely on our memory of what we saw in the light and hope that it will carry us through the perilous terrain we must negotiate in the darkness.
While we cannot keep the darkness from coming, we do possess means to bring light to it. How many times have we caused ourselves unnecessary pain because we chose to live and function in the dark?
Do you have fears you hide in ignorance, suffering privately and worrying about the worst-case scenario? Well, if you turn some lights on, it may not be as bad as you think. In reality, whatever you’re dealing with is probably something you can manage. Turning the lights on can transform a room or situation that looked one way into something totally different. Even a night light, as small as it is, can keep the Boogie Man away. Why not avail yourself of the light? God, the only true light, is waiting.