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In the Dark: John 3

In the dark is where secrets are kept. In the dark is where confusion reigns. In the dark is where our pasts lie buried. In the dark is where our future sits shrouded.

In the dark is where we hold conversations we are afraid of starting. In the dark is where we hold conversations we are afraid of finishing. In the dark is where we hold conversations that we are afraid of in the light.

In the dark is where we speak to those we are afraid will reject us. In the dark is where we speak to those we think about rejecting. In the dark is where we speak to those we will be rejected for speaking to.

In the dark is where we do not understand. In the dark is where we are challenged to grow. In the dark is where our own wits will not save us. In the dark is where our fame fails us. In the dark is where our obscurity is insignificant.

In the dark is where we are born from. In the dark is where we often live. In the dark is where Nicodemus came to Jesus. In the dark is where his spirit was. In the dark is where his mind was.

In the dark, he was told to be born again. In the dark is where we are told the same. In the dark, we live in judgment. In the dark, we are in need of redemption. In the dark, even the good is only stumbled upon.

In the dark, we ask questions that are silly in the light. In the dark, we expect that we are the only ones. In the dark is where the rest of the world does not matter. In the dark is where we try to climb where we cannot go.

In the dark, we think judgment is cruel. In the dark, we think judgment is for others. In the dark, we practice evil deeds. In the dark, we do not love. In the dark, we do not love others. In the dark, we do not know God.

In the dark, we seek out rituals. In the dark, we seek out fame. In the dark, we long to hear our names. In the dark, we fear being replaced. In the dark, we expect that it is all about us. In the dark, we ask for news of our renown.

In the dark, we despair of failed hopes. In the dark, we feel evidence without certainty. In the dark, we can only cry out for the light. In the dark, we cannot provide light for ourselves.

In the dark there are endings. In the dark, there is judgment. In the dark, perishing.

In the dark there shines a Light. In the dark Jesus has spoken. In the dark there is something greater. In the dark, there is some One greater. In the dark there is hope.

In the dark, the Light has come.

In the Light, there is the Cross. In the Light, the empty tomb. In the light, the Word of God.

In the Light, He must and shall increase.

So be it.

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