19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
3 Nephi 8: 23 …there was no light seen; and there was great mourning and howling and weeping among all the people continually; yea, great were the groanings of the people, because of the darkness…
Thinking a little about light this morning. The Nephites experienced darkness at the physical death of Christ. But I actually think their greater darkness was the spiritual death of Christ’s influence in their lives before He physically died.
Even after seeing such great signs and wonders at His birth, they so quickly turned to wickedness. And their spiritual darkness was manifest by the physical darkness that could not be penetrated when He had withdrawn from the world.
Contrast that to the promise of light, both physical when He returns in glory, but also figurative when He is in our lives today.
He is our Light. He is the power of the sun and moon (I read that literally). In Him, all the mourning we experience in our times of darkness shall be ended (as He promises).
We just have to let His light penetrate and permeate our souls. He offers abundant Light to those who will seek it.