Jesus Brought Me From Darkness





Jesus brought me from darkness

Colossians 1: 13, 14 and 22 – “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in who we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin. But now, he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight; without blemish and free from accusation.”

During a recent visit to Blanchard Springs Caverns, we took time to tour one of the caverns. Halfway through the tour we were seated in what our guide called “The Cathedral Room”. This was not first tour of the cavern and I have to say that its beauty never fails to take my breath away. Accent lights are placed in strategic locations to enhance God’s creation even further.

Our guide asked if we had ever experienced total and complete darkness. Some said yes and other weren’t sure what he meant. He then began to prepare the group for what we were about to experience and what was to come. Then he turned out the lights. Even with our eye wide open there was nothing to be seen; not our hand in front of our face or the person sitting next to us. We could see nothing, most were afraid to move for fear of becoming lost. There we were several hundred feet below the face of the earth and no way or hope of finding light without our guide.

When he turned on the lights we all had a new appreciation for the beauty that we were seeing. We had new found hope of finding our way out of a pit of darkness. When I walked by our guide I looked at him and told him about the analogy of our being in darkness and Jesus being our light and hope. He nodded his head in agreement and told me he had been in the darkness but Jesus was his light now. Then he told me how he wished he could use the analogy every time he turned out the lights.

Praise the name of Jesus I am no longer in the darkness.


Betty Lacy