I am currently at the ACCS conference, and wanted to share a takeaway point from George Grant’s talk, one that made the entire trip worth it. Everything else is just added value.
George was channeling Thomas Chalmers, naturally, and the point he was passing on to us is applicable everywhere the believer goes. And here it is.
The greater the diameter of light, the greater the circumference of darkness. Expanding this, if you are in a dark place, the more effective your light is, the greater the diameter of your light, the longer the boundary line between light and darkness grows.
This means there is no way, in this fallen world, to solve problems without increasing them. Be encouraged therefore. This is not a sign that something has gone desperately, terribly wrong. No, it is sign of something else, much more exhilarating.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16).
So the brighter that light shines, the more opportunities the darkness has to say and do something about it. So as I said before, be encouraged therefore.