Darkness Has Not Overcome

 John 1:5 (ESV)

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” 

Some much needed perspective: Even if there is darkness there is also light. At times we can go from a sense of being optimistic about our species to a complete loss of faith in humanity. Even those we view as good leaders or heroes can and often do fall. Some to a terrible extent inflicting horrible disappointment on many. Yet at the same time I sometimes also share thoughts on original goodness, the divine image. The way we were meant to be before Eden gate. Effectively that of God within us and around us. In truth we need only open our eyes. Disappointed? Consider this the ‘good’ are also ‘bad’, but even the ‘bad’ are sometimes ‘good’. A song from years ago also came to mind, Outrageous Grace by Robin Mark. The words are powerful. Definitely worth a look. 

A final thought is if you feel your faith in humanity fail, put your faith in God. Because it was never about us anyway. His light never goes out.