On Friday, we had our first official field trip of the school year at Rickwood Caverns. It was a wonderful tour, and I know that I was amazed to see that this treasure was literally in our own backyard. As we went through the tour, I was reminded of a little known fact that I had heard earlier this summer. "If you were to spend a month in total darkness, you would go blind." Evidently, your eyes would not be able to reflect or detect light any longer.
I thought this was interesting, and especially as I begin to apply that fact to our spiritual lives. If we are surrounded by total darkness (evil), we will be unable to see the light of Christ. So, here come the challenges:
1. Make sure you are not surrounded by only Darkness, but surround yourselves with other "lights" to help you keep your vision. Embrace the Light which will sometimes be uncomfortable when you've been in darkness for a while.
2. Go and be the "light" in a dark world. Don't just keep your light in your home; go and share! Total darkness is scary and full of uncertainty. Let's help others see the Way.
3. Teach your children the importance of being IN the Light and shining THE Light to others.
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9