The show last night reminded me that the time that Christ came to earth was just as dark as it seems now. Rome had dominated the world and insisted that everyone worship their gods, including Augustus Caesar. Those who refused to follow the Roman way were often killed by crucifiction. The people were heavily taxed, and life was hard for them.
They needed a savior and so do we! One of the most powerful songs in the show is about that very fact.
There have been dark times all through history. Solomon told us there was nothing new under the sun. That is true. We may hear about it more now, in this age of technology, but its not darker now than its ever been.
We have something that those living in the time of Roman occupation didn't have. We have the Savior! We can walk in hope and not fear, for we know the end of the story. Nothing will come our way, except that God allowed it. He often used oppression to turn the eyes of His people back to Him. For those who walk with Him, He gives Grace.
I'm looking forward to Christmas to share the truth that light has come into the world, and we no longer have to walk in darkness!