Thursday, February 28, 2013

Darkness Can Not Overcome the Light

I want to tell you about a very cool app I have on my smart phone. My sister, Tina, told me about it. It is called Bible.Is and it is really worth your time... plus, it is FREE. It is the Bible online. I know there are many of them. This one, though, will read to you! How cool is that? To get it, just go to Bible.Is and set it up for your computer. And, as I said, they also have apps for smart phones, etc. It's pretty nice. You can listen in your car, on a walk, or wherever.

When I was on Bible.Is today I was reading from the book of John. You know how sometimes a verse, maybe one you've read a lot before, really hits you? Well, the one that hit me this time was John 1:5, "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." The light is Jesus.

Do you ever just get so distraught by stories on the news? Maybe it is sadness, tragedy or horror that you deal with in your own life that makes you distraught. I was listening yesterday to some information about human trafficking. Such despair! It is just so hard to believe that is going on in this day and age and to so many people! There is so much darkness in this world! I think that is why that verse jumped out at me. What a relief to know, the darkness can not overcome the LIGHT!  No matter what, we have that to hold on to. No matter how bad things are, we know that evil does not, can not, will not win in the end.


Pam said...

My hubby and I have been talking about the same things. It is all so dark and difficult. I can't even turn the news on any more; there is nothing but terrible, terrible news, and it seems the news stations hunger for greater drama, so they pour fuel on anything they can to stir up more. (not they are hurting for subject matter). John 8:12 has been my comfort scripture the last 4 weeks: Jesus said: "I am the light of the world, Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." Thank you Lord.
Have a great week,

elizabeth said...

a friend texted me this verse this morning
psalm 73:26
my health may fail
and my spirit may grow weak
but God remains the strength of my heart
he is mine forever

goes hand-in-hand with your verse -
our darkness can never overcome His light.

our God is so Great!
i rejoice in Him with you this morning!

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