How is your night vision?
It is common to hear older people say, “I don’t drive at night.” Why? Their night vision is not very good. So, they don’t want to take a chance of having an accident.
Even it your night vision is pretty good, have you ever spent the night in a strange place and woke up in the night and it’s pitch black. No light. Nothing to help you see a thing. It’s a strange and eerie feeling. Continue reading
David Beckley, who spoke on Wednesday’s Florida College Lecture program, wrote in the lecture book, “Africa is known as the “Dark Continent,” and for a very good reason.” David ought to know he’s spent the past twelve years preaching in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
“The ignorance and fear of the spirits, nyanga (witch doctor) curses, ancestor worship, multiple wives and muti killings (killing for body parts to give supposed special powers) are just a few characteristics of the darkness that exists there,” writes David. Continue reading
Lloyd Leavitt has lived all of his life in Barrow, Alaska. For 57 years he has endured the cold. The snow. The sub-zero freeze that blankets the little town on the farthest northern tip of the state. But he’ll tell you that what really gets to him are the weeks of continual darkness.
In Barrow the sun sets on November 18 and it doesn’t rise again until January 24th. For sixty-five days the sun doesn’t shine! “There comes a time,” Leavitt says, “when you don’t know if it’s morning or evening; you get confused.” Continue reading
Lynn Anderson tell the story about a shipload of travelers who landed on the northeast coast of America about 350 years ago. The first year they established a town site. The next year they elected a town government. The third year the town government planned to build a road five miles westward into the wilderness. In the fourth year the people tried to impeach their town government because they thought it was a waste of public funds to build a road five miles westward into a wilderness. Who needed to go there anyway?
In 1977 song writer Joe Brooks wrote a song entitled “You Light Up My Life.” It was recorded by Debby Boone and became an instant success. It was the best-selling single of the 70’s. In fact, it continues to rank #7 on Billboards list of 100 top songs. Brooks wrote it as a love song, but Debby interpreted it as a song about her relationship with Jesus. Some of the lyrics go like this: Continue reading