Nope, perhaps not a video you’d expect to find on this blog, but I’ve been a lover of all kinds of music for my entire life. Recently I was listening to some random songs and “The Light” by Disturbed came up in the playlist. As I listened to the lyrics, I thought of how truthful these words truly are.
When you think all is forsaken,
Listen to me now
You need never feel broken again
Sometimes darkness can show you the light.
As we begin our celebrations of Christmas today, we are reminded of the birth of Jesus into a fallen, dark world. Jesus, the one who brings us light and hope, shines brightly in the darkness. In our own lives, think back to a dark time in your life, one where you walked away from God or where you didn’t know him yet. Sometimes that darkness is what shows us need for the light of Jesus.
The truth is waiting there for you to find it
It’s not a blight, but a remedy,
In your dark times when you’re feeling lost, the truth is there just waiting for you to seek it out. The darkness will amplify the light that shines in God’s love for us. We often seek our own solutions to our problems, or when tragedy strikes, we can turn to hide our sorrows in drugs, alcohol or some other addiction. Those, while seeming to be comforting at first, is never the answer we are looking for and often leads to further tragedy.
The answer isn’t where you think you’d find it
Prepare yourself for the reckoning
The birth of Jesus brought a light to this world. His birth and life lead right to Easter, his death on the cross.
At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. Then at that time Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” – Mark 15:33-34
Darkness literally fell across the world. Through the darkness, we see the awesomeness of Jesus and his resurrection.
With the light of Jesus, now we never need to feel broken again. The darkness has shown us the light and we never have to live in darkness again!