Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalms 112:4-9; I Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16
There is in each one of us, the primitive fear of darkness. We can remember how it was when as little children, we were afraid of the dark. We had to have a night light, or we had to be comforted by having someone come to us and try to take away our fear.
In Scandinavian Folklore, there is the story of a country doctor who one night went to a farmhouse where a woman was about to give birth. As the woman labored, the doctor asked her husband to assist him by holding a gas lantern up high in order to illuminate the makeshift delivery room.
Before long, the courageous mother delivered a wonderful healthy baby boy. Then the doctor made a surprise announcement; a second child was due to arrive. Whereupon, the mother produced a wonderful, healthy baby girl.
The husband was considerably shaken by the unexpected birth of twins. You can imagine, therefore, his complete astonishment when he heard the doctor say,…
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