A Study on Discernment

When You’re Afraid Of The Dark, Turn On The Light.

When my grandson was about two years old, he suddenly developed a fear of the dark. Each night his Mom and Dad would hear his prayers, tuck him in to bed, and turn off the light in his room. They would barely get the door closed before his screams began – it was a heart wrenching thing to think of this precious child being so afraid. I bought him a little flashlight to keep under his pillow and told him when he was afraid, all he had to do is reach under his pillow and turn on the light.

Read John 1:1-18

Points to Ponder

  • Jesus is:
    • The Light of men
    • The Light of the world
    • The Light that destroys the darkness
    • The True Light
    • Enlightenment to mankind

There is a lot of darkness in the world and it seems to grow darker day by day. But if you belong to Christ, the darkness has no power over you; you can rest in the knowledge that Jesus has defeated the darkness.

Something to Think About

I know some grown up people who are afraid of the dark, the dark is a scary place to be. But listen, we don’t have to be in darkness. When the darkness tries to overtake us, when it seems to press in on us from every side, all we have to do is reach out and turn on the Light.


© 2012 Sandra Bivens Smith

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