The cave rescue of the Thai soccer team has had us glued to our screens.
It is no surprise that Hollywood film executives are already jockeying to bring this remarkable message of salvation to the big screen.
It was a great answer to the prayers of so many people that these trapped boys were brought to safety, despite almost insurmountable physical challenges, and enormous risks by the rescuers.
If you’ve ever been deep inside a cave, you will have experienced a sense of darkness that is hard to describe.
Even when your light has been turned off for minutes, it’s so dark that you still can’t even see your hand in front of your face.
Then, when you leave the cave, you are overwhelmed with the brightness of the daylight.
That’s why the cave survivors have been seen wearing sunglasses as they recover from their ordeal.
Light and darkness are often used in the Bible to contrast the differences between following Jesus and disobeying him… and there’s no middle ground.
And so, the Bible says of followers of Jesus that:
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:9-11)
As people who have been saved by God from the darkness of eternal death, let us love living in his light, enjoying the privilege of pleasing him by our good, right, and truthful living.
For to anyone who has been freed from the darkness of death, light represents life to the full.
And that’s why followers of Jesus have the privilege of living in a way that pleases the Lord.
It’s wonderful to leave the darkness and live in the light of Jesus.