RE Verse reading–Matthew 4 (day five). “The people living in darkness have seen a great light.” (vs 16) We live in a secular age. It is easy to get discouraged. Even to speak about Christ is often viewed as an invasion of privacy or an act of disrespect for other faiths. As in the days of Christ, the human heart under the control of sin is selfish, foolish and cruel. How good to be reminded that darkness is never a match for true light! In this duel, light always wins. “In Him was LIFE and the LIFE was the LIGHT of men” ( John 1:4) I am grateful this morning that the battle does not rest on my skill or strength. I am not the light! Only to the extent that Christ lives in me can I shine into this dark world with gracious effect. May the Lord restore our confidence. The darkness is NOT greater than He is. This little light of mine. . .