Updated: Feb 16, 2022
I was browsing Facebook and I happened upon a post that caught my attention. A friend had posted some pictures of crystals and various things that she has been selling. She indicated that she had had pretty good success selling, and made the following statement:
“People are seeking light.”
The first thing that struck me was that she didn’t say “the” light. She simply said, “light”, generally speaking, which indicates any form of light. Any kind, any thing, any one, that can and will shed some light in these very dark times.
I thought about John 5. It says, “In him (Jesus) was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. It goes on to say, “and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.”
Since the beginning of time that has been so. Consider the Garden of Eden. It sounds to me like the perfect place to live. Everything was provided for them, they were in need of nothing. I personally believe that their decision to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was not a snap decision. There had to have been some discussion and perhaps “goings back and forth” between Adam and Eve.
“Go ahead Adam. I ate and nothing happened. Take a bite, it’s delicious!”
Pleadingly, Adam said, “No, Eve. God said not to. He said if we did we will surely die.”
With an eyeball roll Eve responded, “Well, I ate, and I didn’t surely die!”
Now Adam begins to consider what Eve said and sure enough, concludes that she is in fact still alive. It seems logical. So he ate.
We all know what happens next. Immediately they were naked. (no longer under God’s covering) They instantly sought out a place in which to hide from God.
There are too many accounts in the bible to try and mention where mankind chose darkness over light, and just as many accounts telling how they looked for light in any place they could think of, except for God.
From the very moment Christ, (who professed himself to be Light), entered the world, people rejected him and chose darkness.
Nothing has changed. It is still the same today.
We are living in increasingly evil, dark times, and my friend is right, people are seeking light. But like Johnny Lee‘s song, most people are “Lookin’ For Love In All The Wrong Places.” The problem is that they are seeking light in all the wrong places. They are seeking “light” and not THE Light.
No matter what people do there is only one LIGHT. There is only one TRUTH. There is only one WAY. And there is only one LIFE.
I am reminded of the scripture passage where Mary goes to Jesus’ tomb and he wasn’t there. A dear minister friend of ours would tell us, “Don’t look for something where it’s not.” Did you ever lose something, your house key maybe, and you looked everywhere you could think of and you still didn’t find it? Then someone asks you, “where have you looked?” And you answer in exasperation, “EVERYWHERE.” Well, not really. The truth is, you looked everywhere your key was not. In the end, the time you spent looking is all wasted time.
In the case of the lost key, you don’t really have a choice if you’re looking for your key, not just any key. Any old key wouldn’t do you a bit of good. It has to be THE key that will open your door! It’s only through the process of elimination that you could locate it. But, seeking the light is much different, in that, you don’t have to search in all the wrong places. You don’t have to search in all the places that it is not.
We have been given a road map. It’s called the Bible. It points the way to everything we need and everything we’re searching for.
I know many people who are searching for various things that they will never find unless they stop looking for it where it is not.
They search for things like truth, life, peace, joy, light, success, health, you name it. I’ve had countless people confide in me that they are searching for these things, and when I tell them where they can be found they refuse to look there. They purposely and adamantly look somewhere else. Doesn’t that seem foolish to you? Proverbs 12:15 says, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”
Luke 11:33-36 “No one, when he has lighted a lamp, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a lampstand that those who come in may see the light. The lamp of the body is the eye; therefore when thine eye is sincere, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore if the light which is in thee is darkness. If thy whole body, therefore, is full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light as when the bright shining of a lamp doth give thee light.”
Since it is such a foolish decision, did you ever ask yourself why mankind loves darkness more than light?
The scripture is very plain. We find the answer in John 3:19. “Because their deeds were evil.” You see, light reveals truth, and exposes what is hidden. According to verse 19, this is the reason why many people reject Jesus. His life, and His teachings, expose every person as a sinner (Romans 3:23). Many people would prefer to hide in darkness, rather than be exposed by the light.
I pray brethren, that this is not the case with you and me. That we would always seek the Light, that One who Was and Is, and Is To Come.
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)