We took our family to Fantastic Caverns on our way to Ministry Team Retreat. Growing up I wanted to be a geologist so I was geeking out on this one, it was so fun to experience the wonder of the underground with my family. As our guide was talking, we got to one point in the Cavern and they shut the lights out completely, explaining that this utter darkness was the natural state of the cave. He began to explain the different types of light that the Cavern had been explored with. The first person to explore saw the complete darkness, he then asked a team of people to explore the Cavern and they came in by candlelight. Then they brought in another type of light and they backlit the place. Then they showed todays lighting where you could see nearly every nook and cranny.
While we were sitting there in total darkness I couldn't help but look for light. My eyes were frantically looking for even the smallest ray of light, but I couldn’t find it. Our guide explained that in total darkness a person will go blind within 40 days.
I thought, well, that’ll preach!
Many people go their whole lives searching for the smallest ray of light. They don’t have a candle and they don’t have a match. We have to share that light with them to begin to help them to see The Light. "Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12.
May you walk in the light, and be the light. Don’t allow yourself to be blinded.