A Societal Deconstruct.

About 12 years ago, a popular secular artist in Nigeria, did a song. It was part of a nice album, I think it won few awards even and was played on Radio stations across the country. One of the lines he kept on repeating over and again is:

All we need is One love
A societal deconstruct by Abayomi Ayo

And of course, not only him, there has been a global call for humanity to show more love and things like that. In these last few days, this has yet again been brought into full focus by the recent events that have reared up the ugly heads of murder, racism, rape, and societal marginalization. It seems as if the more effort that is being put to setting things right, they go wrong with similar thrust.

That there is a great need for love in humanity is a conclusion that is globally agreed upon. The question that immediately asks itself is this: How do we get this love, that we so desperately and universally agree that we need?

Why does our world seem dark, hostile, and chaotic? We need love. We do. But whence do we get it? How do we go about it? How is it supposed to work? I reflected on these and more ? I reflected on these and more here, It would be well worth your time.

But I don’t think all we need is love. I believe we also need light. We need light. The answer to the darkness, gloom, emptiness, and chaos that has come to pervade our societies is Light. The world needs light.

Genesis 1:1-3
[1]In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
[2]And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
[3]And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

According to the verses above, the earth lost form and content or you might say, structure and function as a tandem and it was prevailed over by darkness. What did we find God- in his display of creative power do? He first as a matter of priority called forth light to deal with the Darkness that has sat upon the earth. If God in the face of darkness called forth light, how do we intend to deal with darkness any other way?

This is wisdom for all the ages: In any system in which there are (several other) problems alongside darkness, the darkness must be treated as a primary cause and eliminated as a matter of priority. Directing all our efforts at other things will turn out to be an exercise in futility. How do we get this Light? Two scriptures of importance-

First, Jesus Christ in reference to himself says:

John 9:5
[5]As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

Second, Jesus Christ speaking to his disciples says

Matthew 5:14
[14]Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

The world needs Jesus because He is the light of the world. It can’t be lighted up any other way. To reject him is to enter into an allegiance with darkness. To rebel against darkness without him is one of those things that are outrightly impossible.

So, how does the world today find the light…find Jesus? The answer- His disciples. Those who carry him on their inside and radiate his person and character on the outside. Because in his disciples, as long as they are here, He is in the world. Perhaps, the disciples must ask themselves: Are we still showing him forth or we have been covered with the bushels of men?

If gross darkness still permeates the hearts of men and pervades every strata of our society, then serious questions must be asked about those who call themselves light- Christians, for the ball is in their court and the responsibility on their shoulders.

God said then, let there be light, and there was light. Even now, he calls forth light…will your life be a positive response? Will it also be said, and there was light.

God help us.

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