The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the reign and shadow of death, light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near
– Matthew 4:16-17
This passage shows that Jesus is the light in a time of darkness.
That basically means that someone can be going through a difficult time, but if they trust to the Lord, they will feel like they have a sense of hope. Even though life can be dark at times, there will always be a sense of peace and comfort by reaching out to Christ. The kingdom of God is closer because Jesus came to earth in order to help carry the burden of our sins. He came down to sacrifice his life for us and raise on the third day. There is nothing more powerful than Christ’s love for us. He will heal us when we are broken and he will never give up. He hurts with us, but he does provide a sense of hope.
The phrase,”the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light”, reminds me of the lyrics “even the darkest night will end and the sun will raise”. These lyrics are from the finale of the tragic musical, “Les Mis”. “Les Mis” takes place during a very dark time period in France, but it does show that even in a time of darkness, there is still light. Hope is one of the main themes in “Les Mis”. It might take time to find it, but if you will search within the musical, it eventually will be discovered. Those lyrics show that even in the darkest of times, there will always be light at the end of the tunnel.