Light and Darkness

Sunday September 5, 2021

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

Perhaps you remember the lyrics from the Simon & Garfunkel song "The Sound Of Silence” from 1964––“Hello, darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again.” The battle between light and darkness is real and the intensity of the battle has escalated to epic proportions and the rage shows no sign of digression. Myriad indicators in life point to the frequent conversation that far too many people are having with darkness. In the above mentioned song, darkness is referred to as their “old friend.” What has happened that so many have surrendered to the darkness and entered into friendship and even partnership with its destructive nature? Darkness, evil and death have always been synonymous with each other. Jesus declared “For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed (John 3:20). Choosing to live in darkness is not the right choice.