One person could not see another, and for three days they did not move from where they were. Yet all the Israelites had light where they lived. – Exodus 10:23
What would it be like to live in complete darkness?
I once was involved in taking an inventory of underground mining equipment in Kentucky. To capture the full effect, the supervisor had me turn out my headlamp for a minute or two. The result was that, as you might expect, I could not see a thing … anywhere … NOTHING … and if he had not known the way out … if we had not had the light, we would have been lost forever. It was VERY unsettling.
I wonder if that is how the Egyptians felt when God turned out the lights. Totally lost … no light … for three whole days. The Bible says that they couldn’t even move. They were powerless to change their condition and stuck in the darkness.
There are billions of people in the world that live in total darkness with no access to the “light” of truth in Jesus Christ? Did you also know that many have never had any contact with God’s truth, nor will they unless we become intentional about taking the light to them? Shouldn’t we who understand the need and have the resources do something about it, come alongside “near culture” believers to dispel the darkness among those who are unreached? All they need is someone like you with the light of Christ to show the way.
How much longer must they wait? Why not now?
Confusion heard His voice, and wild uproar stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; till at His second bidding darkness fled, light shone, and order from disorder sprung. – John Milton
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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