Darkness to Dawning

Susan Damon

READ : John 3:14-21

We’ve a story to tell to the nations that will turn their hearts to the right, a story of truth and mercy, a story of peace and light….

As the bakery delivery boy in Diny’s town made his rounds, he would whistle “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations.” One day German soldiers shot him dead. Diny does not know why the delivery boy was killed. But is it possible that the Nazis recognized his song and took offense?

To people living in darkness the light has always given offence. And the greater the world’s love of darkness, the greater the danger to those living in the light. During this Holy Week, Christians everywhere will be reminded again how ferociously the Prince of Darkness fought to snuff out Jesus, the Light of the World.

And yet, we have God’s sure promise that, in the end, Light shall prevail. It has been more than fifty years since the bakery delivery boy was silenced, yet his song goes on. All who love the Light, who do battle daily with the darkness inside and out, take heart….

For the darkness shall turn to dawning, and the dawning to noonday bright, and Christ’s great Kingdom shall come to earth the Kingdom of love and light! (H. Ernest Nichol).

PRAYER

We’ve a story to tell to the nations that will turn their hearts to the right, a story of truth and mercy, a story of peace and light….

As the bakery delivery boy in Diny’s town made his rounds, he would whistle “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations.” One day German soldiers shot him dead. Diny does not know why the delivery boy was killed. But is it possible that the Nazis recognized his song and took offense?

To people living in darkness the light has always given offence. And the greater the world’s love of darkness, the greater the danger to those living in the light. During this Holy Week, Christians everywhere will be reminded again how ferociously the Prince of Darkness fought to snuff out Jesus, the Light of the World.

And yet, we have God’s sure promise that, in the end, Light shall prevail. It has been more than fifty years since the bakery delivery boy was silenced, yet his song goes on. All who love the Light, who do battle daily with the darkness inside and out, take heart….

For the darkness shall turn to dawning, and the dawning to noonday bright, and Christ’s great Kingdom shall come to earth the Kingdom of love and light! (H. Ernest Nichol).