Have you ever found yourself groping in the dark? It’s a very frustrating place to be. Swinging your arms in all directions to see if you could lay hold of something that may help you identify your bearing. And if extreme care is not taken something could go wrong. Even before you could manage to lay hold of anything, you could stumble and trip over objects and fall breaking your bone. Somebody could fall into a ditch or step on a sharp object sustaining injuries and landing in A&E. It isn’t a good place to be. How do you feel when light is turned on? Have you ever found yourself in a crossroad of life on a particular issue, confused, frustrated, and not knowing which way to turn? In my post-elementary school, I enjoyed my science subjects, and one other thing that made science very fascinating to me is the exciting history behind some of the early discoveries. Of these stories is a particular one about the ancient Greek scholar called Archimedes. The history has it that after this man had stepped into a bath, he noticed that the water level rose, then suddenly realised that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the amount of the part of his body he had submerged. He then understood that the volume of irregular object could be measured with precision, a problem that had evaded every solution. He was so excited and so consumed with the excitement of the new insight that he jumped out of his bathtub without realising he was naked and ran naked through the streets of Syracuse exclaiming ‘Eureka! Eureka! Which means ‘I found it!’ ‘I found it!’ Isn’t that wonderful to realise how enlightenment or insight can affect the human soul? That what Archimedes simply demonstrated.
‘the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” Mat 4:16
When you look around you, what do you see? When you listen to the news or read papers, what do you hear? Let’s face it. If we’re sincere, we don’t need anyone to tell us that the world is indeed in the darkness of sin and ignorance looking for answers that no man can provide.
‘Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”’ Jn 8:12
But I’ve got good news for you. Jesus is the answer the world is looking for. He is the light of the world, and he has come to give you and me light so that we no longer walk in darkness. He is the author of life, and only him can guide along the path of life.
Would you like to put your trust in Him today? He’s waiting to give you light and eternal life. Many years ago, I took that decision, and He changed my story.