Punching Holes in The Darkness

     A young boy had his face pinned to the window and he watched with fascination as an old lamplighter came down the street. One by one, he was lighting the old-fashioned gas streetlamps. Excited, the young boy called out to his grandmother, “Nana! Nana! Come quickly. There is a man outside who is punching holes in the darkness!” 

     Similarly, the responsibility of Christians is to "punch holes into the darkness" of this world. The problem is, we can’t do this by our own light. This can only be done by reflecting God's light. Without the righteousness and morality that God has brought into this life (John 1:1-5, 3:19-31), there is no other way to truly break up the darkness.

     Jesus said it clearly, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).

      Christians have a great responsibility here. The world isn’t getting any brighter. Let’s punch holes in the darkness.