A feeling of nausea swept over me and I began to sense the possibility of fainting. Standing in a darkened basement cell at the vacant Missouri State Prison, I was to experience solitary confinement, once used for those who were the worst of criminals. The darkness was agonizing and I was grateful when the light source returned.
Darkness took on a new perspective for me. As a result of my infant baptism, I received Christ, who is the Light of the world. I cannot remember a day when I have not lived in His light, known Him in my heart and loved Him in my soul. I knew it was a privilege to be one of His children who had seen the great light! But there are many who have not – people who live in darkness every day.
John 1:4-5 states: In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. Those who walk in darkness need to know about the Light that only those who walk in Christ’s light can reveal. Understanding how excruciating that sickening and fear-filled darkness can be, I pray I never cease sharing the Light of Christ with others.
Prayer: Father, we are blessed to have received the Light that can only come from Your Son. May I willingly share Christ’s light with those walking in darkness. Amen.