When the World Seems Dark, Let’s Remember Light Always Wins in the End

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)

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Hard news drifts in from the television that’s on in the other room as I sit at my desk and try to write. Heartbreaking headlines. Scary statistics. Pessimistic predictions. It seems peace is nowhere to be found on this planet and the night is anything but silent.

Feeling overwhelmed and helpless I silently ask, “Lord, what do You want me to do about all of this?” And it seems I hear a quiet whisper within my heart: “The only way to get rid of darkness is to add more light.”

Our Savior knows there will always be news headlines like the ones I heard. They existed the night He was born as a baby in Bethlehem and will continue until He comes again. But He also knows that because of what He did on the cross and through His resurrection the darkness has already been defeated.

So every time we see a Christmas light this year let’s remember this invitation and celebration: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). The darkness will not last forever. The light always wins in the end. And we can all make this world a little brighter wherever we are today.

Amen?

XOXO
Holley Gerth

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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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Holley

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