I have Three adopted Chinese nephews who are all 9 yrs old. When they were 7, we spent a weekend together with our extended family of girls and kids. My nephew, Will, who is blind kept asking my sister (also his mom), Suzanne, if she knew what he had “seen” today. Suzanne replied to Will with the question, “What did you see today Will?” Before Will could answer his mother, Sam, Will’s brother replied, “Complete darkness.”
He wasn’t being rude; it was just a matter of fact. Sam in his totally literal thinking was just trying to remind his mother of Will’s condition.
Honestly, the entire world without Jesus is in complete darkness, and unlike Will who will one day see again in heaven, every person who doesn’t ask for forgiveness from Jesus by turning from his sin and trusting in Christ’s death and resurrection to save him from his sins will always be in darkness. That’s why Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Hoy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
The question is, will we who have the light, go and tell or leave those who don’t have the light in complete darkness?
Jesus told us what to do. We have our marching orders!
And there you go!