By: Dina Boitnott

In him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind.  The light shines in darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it.  
John 1:4-5 MEV

Light always expels the darkness, but just like flipping a light switch in a room, we have to purposely turn our light on and let our “God light” out. Letting the outside world of darkness penetrate you through others will surely dim you and draw you into it.  
You can rise above any negativity you're around, any gossip you're hearing—it's up to you. So shine on through all of life's ups and downs and twists and turns. It will bring more and more light and life to you. Eventually, those around you will be drawn to your light that is Jesus.