|Shadows of Gates by Everywhere (sxc.hu)|
Like most dystopian literature, the world can be a dark place—and not only the world but our hearts as well. I know mine is full of shadowy hallways.
But that is only half of the story.
God sent light into the darkness at the beginning of time, and He has not stopped. He continues to shine light into oppressive regions and shadowed souls. (This truth is one reason I wanted to write a dystopia with a christian worldview). God is out to flood our lives with light and overwhelm the lies, bondage, and sin within.
Even more, He doesn't just send light; He sends Himself. Throughout Scripture, Jesus is characterized as light (Jn. 1:5, 8:12; Rev. 22:5), and in Him "there is no . . . shadow" (Jam. 1:17). The Father of lights comes to defeat the darkness in and around us.
For the believer, we have this light, this Jesus, in our frail hearts. "Whom should [we] fear?" (Ps. 27:1). The God of the universe has chosen to live in us. What reason do we have to be insecure or afraid?
His light makes all the difference. It's true for Noah and the cast of The Free & The Brave. It's true for you as well.
You "have this treasure" (2 Cor. 4:7).