Light and darkness have a unique relationship. Can one exist without the other? Can light or darkness have meaning without the other? Such questions still puzzle scientists and philosophers alike.

The Apostle Paul carried gospel light into dark places throughout the ancient world, especially during his second missionary journey. The moral darkness of paganism hit Paul square in the face when he arrived in Athens, the city that was “full of idols” (Acts 17:16). The Athenian’s dark superstition was on public display and pricked Paul’s pure monotheistic heart.

On the contrary, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12). Then, He turned to His disciples and said, “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14-16). Are you letting your light shine in dark places so others might glorify your Father in heaven?

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG