There are times in the bible where people experienced a dark place, meaning they are under pressure and perhaps pressed beyond measure. Christ on the cross experienced such a darkness as to cry out “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? There was also a physical darkness that came over the land while he was on the cross. When he was in the garden his sweat was like great drops of blood, such was the intensity of the stress he was under. Paul in Romans 7 describes the darkness of exasperation and probably depression, where he eventually says, “Wretched man that I am…”.  Paul as Saul, was made blind by the light that appeared to him on the road to Damascus. A bit like Jesus said “If the light in you be darkness, how great is that darkness.” His sight was restored once that darkness had been replaced…

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