I never write two posts in one day, but after reading Newsweek’s “Surviving the Darkness” I decided to make an exception. You may recall that a mine collapse on August 5th trapped 33 miners underground in Northern Chile, and it may be months before they are freed. Ever so often we see stories about the dangers they face. Today’s article is about the darkness:
Decades of research has shown the human body is built to function on the rhythm of the rising and setting sun… Disruptions to our body’s 24-hour clock can impair motor skills (proof: doctors who toil over long shifts are far more likely to get in car accidents). They can make us irritable or depressed. To feel the effects of those disruptions each day would be like trying to live life in a constant state of jet lag… But the physical and psychological toll of the darkness is harder to combat. A tired miner could sink slowly into depression, leading to debilitating emotional issues before or after he returns to the surface.
Do you mean to tell me that a life spent in total darkness is damaging? That we need light to survive?
I have a feeling the spiritual realm works the same way.
“I am the Light of the world: he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12