As I pondered the theme of darkness I began to realise that I started with the negative, hearing phrases such as ‘That is dark’ “ I am afraid of the dark”
Yet once I got over my initial thoughts I began to realise that it is from the darkness that most things are born.
In Genesis chapter 1 we read that there was darkness and then light was separated from it.
It seems things begin in darkness move towards light and then darkness and the cycle continues just as we experience each day.
It is in the darkness of the night that often passions burn that lead to conception and then for 9 months the child grows in the darkness until it is ready to be birthed.
And so too the seed, as Jesus said unless it falls into the ground and dies it bears no fruit. (John 12 v 24)
Darkness is a place of growing.
“I close my eyes, drew the back the curtain to see for certain what I thought I knew”
The words from ‘Any dream will do’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph.
It is in the darkness that we see. We dream, we imagine.
For as much as there is darkness, there will be light.