God allows us to walk in darkness so that we can know and love being in the light. Before coming into God’s light, we had become accustomed to the darkness. For many of us, darkness was all we had ever know. Much like a creature that exists beyond the reach of sunlight, we also were drifting away from God’s light. We lived not knowing there was anything else but darkness.
Recovery in Christ takes us out of the darkness and into a new light. At first, it’s strange and disorienting. We had lived in darkness for so long, causing us to become unaccustomed to the light. It was exactly like coming out of blindness and into the world of sight. The darkness kept us blind, and in the presence of Christ, we now can see the world as it is.
We remember the darkness and understand that we never want to return to it. However, we no longer fear the darkness. Light can capture the darkness, but darkness can never capture light. We have experienced darkness and have become victorious over it. We can now see everything from a new perspective. Christ has rescued us from darkness and has brought us into the bright light of recovery.
Written by Jackell