A young boy had his face pinned to the window and he watched with fascination as an old lamplighter came down the street. One by one he was lighting the old-fashioned gas street lamps. Excited, the young boy called out to his grandmother, “Nana! Nana! Come quickly. There is a man outside who is punching holes in the darkness!”
At it’s most simple, the responsibility of Christians is to punch holes into the darkness of this world. Without the righteousness and morality that God has instilled, there is no other way to truly break up the darkness in this life. We can’t do this by our own light, but by the light we reflect from the sun by living right.
Jesus said it clearly, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).
We’ve heard these words before, now let’s live them. The world isn’t getting any brighter. Let’s punch holes in the darkness.