I believe it was Plato who said, 'We can forgive a child fearing the dark; the real tragedy of life is men fearing the light.' A true story has it that a new (and young) believer was tricked into going to a bar. She noticed the atmosphere completely change. The rowdy 'party' spirit came to a screeching halt as puzzled eyes turned to her in confusion. The manager approached her and kindly asked her to leave, saying she 'didn't belong'. John 1:4-5 shows that in Jesus was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. For the true believer the light of God's life is essential, bringing clarity as it exposes sin, lies, and every deceit and work of darkness. As we carry this 'light of life' into our lives, it brings certain fear to those who love darkness more than light.