“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
That has always been one of my favorite quotes. It is really so simple. It just makes sense. There couldn’t be a better way to say it. Think about it:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.”
We all have dark times in our lives. There is so much darkness in the world. We need to learn to drive it out with light. God is the light of the world, the light that we need to use to fight darkness. The light that we can remember and hold on to, to guide us through any dark time.
“Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
We can’t turn on the TV without seeing hate in action. There is far too much hate in the world, in our communities, even in some of our households. Hate is the devil working through humans. Love is the enemy of hate, love is God.
So today I challenge you to be the light and love of the world. The light and love of Jesus shining through you. The light and love the world needs to see.
Dear and loving God,
You are our light and our salvation. We thank you for the love you sent to us through your Son, Jesus Christ. Please help us to live more like Jesus and to love more like Jesus.
In his name,