© JEANNE E. WEBSTER
“If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me, even the night shall be light about me. Yes, the darkness hides not from You but the night shines as the day. THE DARKNESS AND THE LIGHT ARE BOTH ALIKE TO YOU.”(KJV)
Throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit stresses the awesome, absolute presence and power of God. His protective covering preserves us day and night; we need not fear anything, even death. I have taken these words lightly most of my life and only now in my senior years do I pursue further enlightenment.
I believe David is speaking here of life and death…light and darkness. When a physical body dies, it appears to be dead and gone. Well, it is gone; the living are unable to see it, hear it and interact with it. However, it is not ever dead. That body now freed from the limitations of physical life has gone from DARKNESS INTO THE LIGHT, the presence of God. It remains alive! Paul wrote in Romans 6:8, “If we die with Christ, we will also live with Christ.”
Death merely separates the physical life from the spiritual life. It does not make Life disappear and vanish. Darkness and light are both alike to God and therefore to us also. He dwells in both and is the great “I AM!”
“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.”
Oh my! I love the way Helen Keller describes death but would have to add, along with Paul, because in that other room I shall be able to see Christ! Amen.