We have plenty of saying about life, how good it would be if things were planned properly. We have a strong hope about our planning and on how to lead our future. But in reality, there is a lot of uncertainty that batters the lifeboat and also unravels it—for example, the issues caused by the coronavirus. People around the world are dying in hundreds and thousands. Governments are struggling to keep up the safety mechanism with all the pandemic and calamities. There are so many restrictions to be followed to keep ourselves away from friends, relatives, and loved ones. It has not only affected the social approaches but also our day-to-day activities, our work, and our emotional health. I would not be wrong in saying that the virus has wrecked our lives; we all are thrown into a vacuum of darkness.
In this distressing situation, what is our ray of hope, who will pull us out of this darkness, who is our light?
The light came to the earth to rescue humanity. The light of the star led the three kings to the Light of the World, and upon their arrival, "they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy." (Luke 2:10). That Light was Jesus Christ, God's one and only Son, born into the world to be the light of the world. John 1:4-5 says this about Jesus, "In him was life, and life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). People would seek light when they suffer in the darkness because they lost the shepherd to guide. See the current situation where life is not guaranteed, and we all are living in fear even to go out for our day-to-day errands, how to overcome the darkness, who can provide the light from all the anxiety. Do we need to worry about the darkness as a Christian? "You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven" ( Matthew 5:14-16). "He people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”(Matthew 4:16) When we get the light bible says, the darkness would be overthrown. "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."(John 1:5). Share the Light of love with others. "Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house."(Matthew 5:15)
Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” (John 12:35-37)
Light is used by many cultures to symbolize illumination in the metaphoric state. It symbolizes purity, goodness, clarity, insight, and knowledge. Light is one of the most universal and fundamental symbols. It is spiritual and divine; it is a symbol of truth. "The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?"(Psalm 27:1). Let's not worry about earthly things. He will guide us in every difficult situation with the hope of everlasting life. Jesus is our light, our everlasting covenant.
"Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid” (Luke 12:7)