The above painting is not one of Paul’s. I found it on the Internet, but it beautifully expresses how Jesus invites us to walk with Him in the light. He is the light of the world.
There is no way that darkness can overtake light completely. Sure it can move in and start to consume what light is there, but there will always remain a tiny spark. On the other hand, when light is inserted into darkness, the darkness disappears entirely.
When Jesus referred to Himself as the Light of the World, He wasn’t just speaking metaphorically. His words spoke volumes about who He is. He came into a world filled with darkness and continues to consume that murkiness through His Holy Word.
When the ugliness of this world overtakes us – when we face difficult times that draw us into the blackness of hopelessness – when our hearts become tarnished with the evil of this world – when we succumb to depression – all the light seems to be sapped out of us. Still a small glimmer within the recesses of our souls cannot be snuffed out unless we have so hardened our hearts against it.
Let that light grow again. Return to the Lord, who is the source of all light. Let His light shine in you in all that you do. Light will always trump darkness. It already has!