As we look up sometimes at night, we behold the splendor of the starry sky. Acres and acres of shining brightness, accented by the darkness all around. The darkness seems to reveal the light to even a greater glory.
As tribulations and hardships come our way because of abounding iniquity, Jesus said, so let your light shine that anyone who looks will see your brightness among so much darkness that exists in this world today.
Beloved, losing one's life for Christ can never be easy. However, when we read of the coming age in the book of Daniel, the gain will definitely outweigh the loss.