"Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”“ John 3:1-3
I have heard people criticize Nicodemus because he came to Jesus at night. I suppose I could understand that criticism, but let me take Nic's side on this.
I think it is more important that Nic came to Jesus WITH his darkness than the fact he came IN the darkness.
Nic saw something in Jesus that he didn't see in himself or any other religious figure of his day. There was authority in what He said and authenticity in how He lived. What was this light of truth and sincerity shining from this Galilean? He had to find out!
How could you fault Nic for that?
What better Person to go to with his darkness than the One with so much light?
Often I have seen people who choose to let their darkness keep them away from Christ and away from the church thinking they must deal with their darkness and THEN go to God. That is 180 degrees out of phase!
If Nic could have dealt with His darkness on his own, don't you think he would have done so?
Are you struggling with an area of confusion or darkness in your spirit? Then, like Nic, take it to Jesus! Take it in the darkness or take it in broad daylight or anytime in between - just take it to Jesus! Nic did and He left in the light!