Perhaps no where is that point made more clearly than the events that we celebrate this week. Jesus was arrested, tried, and sentenced to death without actually being convicted. Instead of passover being a time to celebrate God's deliverance, his disciples and followers were mourning his loss. A three year 'ride' that they thought would propel them into leadership in Jesus' kingdom appeared to be brought to a screeching halt. They probably felt a huge sense of loss - of Jesus, and maybe the loss of three years of their lives, their reputations, their dreams.
With God, darkness doesn't have to be the end. Because Jesus rose from the dead, God can turn dark times in our lives into bright times as well. It starts by turning the darkness of our sin into the brightness of Jesus' righteousness.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
I John 1:9
Once we've taken that step, we find that the darkest that the world has to throw at us cannot hide the light of His glory from shining through in our lives. I could give many examples from my own life, but if you've asked for forgiveness, you have plenty of your own, and if you haven't come to Jesus for forgiveness, you probably wouldn't believe me anyway.
I hope as we approach "Good Friday" and Resurrection Sunday, that you are able to celebrate the light that God has shone into your life.