God’s very first act in creation vanquished darkness with light, proclaiming it good. Nearly three-hundred references to light are scattered throughout the other sixty-five books of the bible. In the final chapter, God again speaks of light saying, “I am the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star.” Clearly light is a metaphor for goodness as God begins and ends with these lessons.
Sir Francis Bacon stated, “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” One hundred years later, famous 17th century mathematician Pascal said, “In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” Plato perhaps summed it up best when he said. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy in life is when men are afraid of the light.”
The heroes of yesterday’s American leadership have yielded to those today who are not only blinded by the light but also afraid of the dark. Will our legacy be to allow for a second coming of the “Dark Ages” or will we seek and find enlightenment through belief, faith and righteousness?