In times past when mules were used to haul coal out of the mines they would go blind from spending so much time in the dark. So it was discovered that the answer was to bring them up to the fields on Sunday and let them adjust to the light.
In the Bible darkness is used as a metaphor for sin and error. Jesus spoke of some who were spiritually blind (John 9:40-41). Often it is the case than one can spend so much time immersed in the world and it's ways that spiritual truths and perception are lost. The darkness so engulfs a person that they are unaware of the light above. Jesus speaks of the purpose of Paul in preaching the good news to the lost as opening "their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light..." (Acts 26:18)
Like the mules we must ascend to the light. Jesus said, "I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life" (John 8:12). Jesus provides through His spotless life and divine teaching a excellent example in all things. Through His death and resurrection there is displayed ample power over death and the grave. To come to Him is come to the light. God's truth and life become ours through His son Jesus Christ. Remember the Psalmist said, "Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and light to my path" (Psalm 119:105).
Still we live in this world of darkness. Darkness seeks to prevail and encroach upon our lives. It will invade families, churches, employment relationships, government, and moral standards. The deeper we go in the mine the further we go from the light. Some remain for months and years without ever coming to the surface, to the light. Seven days a week in the darkness in not a good thing.
Even mules know that on Sunday they should come to the light!
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