The Light of the Gospel
Bob Woods, in Pulpit Digest, tells the story of a couple who took their son, 11, and daughter, 7, to Carlsbad Caverns. As always, when the tour reached the deepest point in the cavern, the guide turned off all the lights to dramatize how completely dark and silent it is below the earths surface. The little girl, suddenly enveloped in utter darkness, was frightened and began to cry. Immediately was heard the voice of her brother: “Dont cry. Somebody here knows how to turn on the lights.”
In a real sense, that is the message of the gospel: light is available, even when darkness seems overwhelming.