Amazing Darkness

My children play a game they call “The Amazing Darkness.” We enter the room, close the door, turn off the lights, then dance around with a flashlight. My role in the game is to gasp, “Ooh, ahh! How amazing.” They love it.

Amazing darkness is an oxymoron. Nothing about darkness is amazing. But that’s just it. Light makes darkness amazing.

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

Today you will encounter people living in darkness. A child. Your neighbour. Work colleague. Friend. And to them it is normal; this horrible, stifling pain. Life is unamazing darkness.

She bumps into you. And for a few minutes, life is amazing. For a moment, she feels the warmth and pleasure of light. She tastes possibility. The possibility of Light to disperse darkness forever. The possibility of Jesus. That is the kind of impact you can have. You make her darkness amazing.

Life is an opportunity. An opportunity to shine your light. To make someone’s darkness amazing. Don’t let this time pass you by. Go shine your light in the darkness. Radiate the captivating light of you and make the darkness amazing.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

4 thoughts on “Amazing Darkness

  1. Bonjour

    Dear Sarah.

    I am marriedd and doing my MPhil. The Programme gets over after a year things in regard to my studies are not going well .do you think I am making a mistake by postponing my pregnancy.I feel I should discontinue with my m.Phil and follow god’s will.your advice would be really helpful

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    1. Sarah Coleman

      Jeremiah 29:11 tells us God knows the plans He has for us. If you seek Him, He will guide you.
      From a practical perspective, it is not easy to do anything with a baby. Completing study with a baby will not be impossible, but it won’t be as easy as it is now. God will give you grace for your season, whatever you decide.

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    1. Sarah Coleman

      Lisa-Jo you are a rock star!

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