To the cross.
To the resurrection.
“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
John 1:4-5 NLT
He has overcome the darkness.
C.S. Lewis once said, "Seeds grow in dark places." Nothing could be more true, especially when it comes to the cross. It was a dark, dark day when they crucified Jesus. There was nothing pretty about the scene. As you read about it in the gospels the scene sets itself up like a movie script. Lies, false accusations, fear, hate, insecurity, jealousy, falsities and human depravity on its deepest level. They took an innocent man. Guilty of the miraculous. Guilty of supernatural love. Guilty of kindness...and nailed him on top of two planks of wood. Despite the darkness though, light was just about to grow.
Things haven't changed much since that day. There is a deep canyon of sin that stands between us and Jesus as well. We can point out the depravity in those who crucified Christ but we must be honest enough to look at our own. Even on my best day I am still full of...me. If I'm honest I can see the hate, the jealousies, the need to satisfy me. That is the beauty of this seed, this seed of light. Christ died on the cross to overcome all of that filth so my soul could live in the light. Not a light manufactured by me, but the purest light you have ever seen. Out of this dark place my shame, my debt, my sin has been exposed and instead of receiving the repercussions of it through Christ I have been redeemed by this powerful seed of light.
The canyon between God and me is filled with the love and mercy of what Christ has done. And this light, this seed of light, grows in my heart overcoming the darkest part of my soul.
So we must rejoice that our darkest places are not dark to Him. Because He overcame through the cross, even there it is light to Him.
Take a few moments today to allow the light of Christ into the darkest of places in your heart.