Needed: more light

If you walk into a dark room, where have the furnishings gone? They're there, of course. It's just that without light you don't see them. Light is required for seeing, and darkness is lack of light. We don't say, "I see the darkness." We say, "I can't see because it's so dark."

This is as true in the figurative as in the literal sense. The word "darkness" is frequently used as a synonym for error or ignorance. The Bible sometimes uses it this way, as it also uses "light" to mean truth or understanding. So, as darkness induces not seeing for want of light, error induces not seeing for want of understanding.

God is always "a very present help"
May 31, 1982

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