Ex. 14:19-20 Then the angel of God, who had been leading the people of Israel, moved to a position behind them and the pillar of cloud also moved around behind them. The cloud settled between the Israelite and Egyptian camps. As night came, the pillar of cloud turned into a pillar of fire, lighting the Israelite camp. But the cloud became darkness to the Egyptians and they couldn’t find the Israelites.
What a difference there is in being in Christ’s protective care and not being in Christ! When we live in Christ, he is there to show us the way to Him. When we are not in Christ, we live in darkness and cannot see our way to God. God does not leave his children in the dark. What may appear to be darkness to the world is indeed light to God’s children.
Also, what may appear to be darkness to us who are in Christ is really no darkness at all. It is an opportunity to see what the Lord can do and what we can do in Him. It is good for us to go through times of darkness so that we can grow in our confidence in God’s love and ability to help us.
We live in a world surrounded by darkness. Those who are a part of the world are groping around trying to find their way. They have no idea where they are going. They are clueless as to why they are here or even who they are. They are grasping for something that makes sense of the life they live. They are troubled by us who are not like them. They cannot see what we see. They don’t understand what we understand about life and eternity. They reject us and rebel against us because misery loves company and we do not keep them company. Those in the darkness don’t come into the light because they don’t want their deeds to be exposed. Deep down they understand that God is and they fall short of the glory of God. They know that He is holy and they are not. They are driven to justify themselves and thus they reject God.
Stay in the Light and you will never have to wonder where you are at or where you are going. He is the Way and He will show you the way. He is the Truth and He will make it known to you. He is the Life and as long as you stay in Him you shall live. Christ is our pillar of cloud and fire and no one will ever find their way to God apart from Him.