I am scared of the dark! You would think as we get older that would go away but now the more I know, the more scarier the dark is. I love in Isaiah 60:1-2 where the Bible tells us, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.” The term darkness here means uncertainty, confusion, and fear. You see, that’s how most of us start our day. We wake up and listen to the news full bad things happening which makes us fear the day which is exactly what the enemy wants. The enemy will always try to use fear to take away what is rightfully yours. He knows that as a child of God you have access to everything God is and the only way to get you away from that is to get you to live in fear. So here’s the thing with society today- we do not have a darkness problem, we have a light problem! What do you do when you walk into a dark room? You turn on the light, you don’t try and change the environment or the furniture to make it brighter so why are we trying to do that in the world? We have to stop trying to change everything around us to bring light when the Bible tells us WE are the light! That means you and me. So if there is a darkness problem in the earth that means God’s people aren’t shining His light. He’s called us to arise, shine, for your light has come. This isn’t something that is coming when circumstances change, it’s here already. If you are wanting things to change then you have to be the light in the situation. Too often we are waiting on God to do something when actually God is waiting on us to stand up and shine. We see this even as far as the beginning of time. God saw darkness and said let there be light. This was His solution all along for the world. There are people out there that are looking for a sense of hope, not someone to tell them what the problem is but to tell them about a God who is bigger than their problems. A God who still loves, who still saves, and a God who is in control! Come out of hiding and be the solution. People are waiting on you. We are the solution the world is looking for, it’s time to be the light!