Topic: Sitting in Darkness
Text: Matthew 4:13-16
Key verse: “the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined.” Verse 16 NLT
Emotional pain caused by hurt, failure, loss or shame can make people sit in darkness. It is a state of hiding, a life of loneliness and withdrawal from activities that you once loved and choosing solitude in place of people’s company.
Sitting in darkness is a place of physical inactivity; you simply lack the strength and will to do anything for yourself or others.
When you sit in darkness, you are cut off from hearing people, and you are locked up with your thoughts. Often these thoughts simply relive the events of the past and offer you no hope for the future.
After a while, these emotional problems begin to have physical symptoms like insomnia, stomach aches, headaches, loss of appetite and different kinds of eating disorders.
A person in this condition is a prisoner. And will remain here except help comes from outside.
God knows there will be situations in life that will put people in this kind of prison, that’s why Jesus came. He is the light of the world, his coming brought light. Have you seen the light? Are you willing to let his light invade your life?
No matter how dark the darkness, he is the light that shines and the darkness cannot overcome it.
Let Jesus in!