I just read a Halloween themed advert for Sky TV which says, “Are you afraid of the dark?”
My answer to that would be no, but I would be afraid if there was an absence of light! Where there is light, darkness cannot co-exist! Light always overcomes darkness, since darkness is not a thing in itself but an absence of something else.
Having said that, I have a sense that “Darkness” (should I capitalise it?!) is currently doing its best to push light out of our lives and society! It will never win! Even the teeniest flame from a lit match can be seen for a very long way in a completely darkened setting.
John 8:12 ESV
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Matthew 5:14-16 ESV
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Jesus says both he AND his followers are the light of the world. Our job is to shine until he returns, to hold the darkness at bay, to OCCUPY! He is coming soon and, after the Church is removed from the earth, a darkness, as never before experienced, will take hold.
If you do not know Jesus, please come to him before it’s too late and all that is left is the darkness. Come as you are, he has already paid your debt. But hurry!