Years ago, a man rang my doorbell once a week for several weeks in a row. His goal was to win me to his religion. Every week he told me that yes, Jesus was a good man, but if we only believe in Him we’re missing the full truth. Every week I told Him Jesus was the Light and Life and if we believe in anything but Him we’re missing the truth. He never convinced me. And to my heartache, he stopped coming around, and I don’t think I ever convinced him.
Before we receive Jesus, we’re lost in the dark abyss of sin. But when we receive Jesus, we find the Light. We become a child of Light, and sin no longer has a hold on us. Thus, the darkness is gone—gone for all eternity. I once asked that man, “Where will you go when you die?” He couldn’t give me a secure answer, but I know where I’ll go—straight to my Savior, and I will dwell with Him forever and forever. Yes, thanks to the assurance of my salvation, I know where I’m going. Do you?