Too Much Darkness, But Light Still Prevails

On September 23, a Strong Black Woman ended a post with the question, "Why don't we realize the value of life?" This was asked in regards to something disturbing she had seen where a man was beaten by two men with bats for his gold chain, his cell phone, and a wallet. After reading an article about the bodies of two adopted children found in a freezer; apparently placed there by there foster mom over a year ago, I was disturbingly launched back to SBW's question. I didn't claim to have an answer then, and I don't claim to have one now, but I think I know where to start looking. Darkness.

Maybe this is a stretch, but the first issue God dealt with was darkness. And God SAID, Let there be light: and there was light. (Genesis 1:3) It was God's Word that brought light then and it still is. The Bible says that the entrance of God's Word gives light (Psalms 119:130). Without it an individual is subject to do what you and I consider unthinkable.

Paul surmised it like this, "Their closed minds are full of darkness; they are far away from the life of God because they have shut their minds and hardened their hearts against him." (Ephesians 4:18)

I myself need to be careful that I don't live in situational darkness. If there is something I want to do so badly, that I decide not to seek God or Godly counsel, I could be allowing darkness to prevail in a situation for the satisfaction of my flesh. It may not be murder, but if it includes the rejection or ignoring of God's Word, then it's killing something in my relationship with God.

My goal, and my prayer for you is that we harden not our heart, and allow God's word to be a lamp for our feet and a light for our path, that shines first for our benefit, and secondly to draw people out of darkness.

The light shines through the darkness,

and the darkness can never

extinguish it.

John 1:5


Hello my dear friend. I have a notebook that I carry almost everywhere I go (real writers do that) and half is filled with God's word and the back half is filled with ideas for future post. This was one of them (God said, let there be light....) I've been pondering over it and I'm glad I did because it wouldn't have sounded as beautiful as this. We as poets, writers and the like think we have the lock on "The spoken word" but oh how wrong are we God started owns that one. Everyone was gasping and calling her names in my office but I immediately felt sadness for her. Normal people don't commit those types of crimes and once you've discovered "his light" you don't feel anger towards people like that, that's where your compassion is supposed to shine brighter!

Love, peace and blessings!
Attorneymom said…
Hey, SLC. Your blog looks great. I need a new template for my blog. I may need some help. This is such a great post.

I have been working on a school project with my son over the past few days and the project reminded me of the awesomeness of God.

I think our minds have been assaulted by darkness through negative reports (via the news and gossip) such that it has robbed us of our light and joy in the Lord. I know this has been true for me.
SLC said…
Hi Attorneymom.
Thanks for the complement. I wasn't going to keep this template, but the day I changed it a free Spirit commented on the calming effects of the blue.

I saw the project. Very well done.

Free Spirit thank you for inspiring the next post.
Attorneymom said…
Please don't change the template. I really like it. I fits your personality. Where can I find this template? I am sure they have other nice templates I can use.
SLC said…
Who can resist Wise Counsel?
Thanks AM.

The template came from
I'm with her, keep it, keep it. But that could be the bossy side of me. Change is good, but in the area, it so calms me. It causes me to focus on my breathing...
Strongblkwmn said…
I appreciate your blog so much. You always make me think about things in ways that hadn't crossed my mind. I feel honored that something I said led one of your PERSPECTIVES that I love so much.
SLC said…
All of you are blogging blessings.
One word to describe all of you.


You instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement.

Don said…
My goal, and my prayer for you is that we harden not our heart

One of the main issues which I struggle with, spiritually. Sometimes, well, most times, I feel that a hardened heart will prevent me from having to truly engage my soulful emotions when it comes to things hopelessly beyond my control.

Love this post.