The matter of light versus darkness being something easily taken for granted ('if it's not light, then it's dark'), discussion with a pre-law student had the bright gal postulating that if a drop of white paint enters black it is completely absorbed, but that a drop of black darkens the white even if slightly, with she concluding that darkness is the master of this world.
Her evaluation cinched an age-old quandary the observer had mulled for years, for he’d been in places where his hand was not to be seen under starlit skies and other spots where the same stars exposed paths in forests. Plus he’d been inside darkened rooms where the luminescent dial of an expensive watch could be easily read, and in others where it could not be -- making him wonder what was sucking up the light.
That passage—long since revised—reveals that darkness to be an intelligent entity, dovetailing with folklore evincing the enemy of God as blackness, with the Savior of God always described as being the real light of the world.
It connotes that when the Son-of-God is reestablished on earth, all around him will be light without shadow. Yet in once remarking of this, a career pastor assured that such was not in the Bible. Yet the observer easily finds the reference in the book of Revelation.
Had you read about how the sun in Jerusalem's Golgotha was blacked out at midday when the Son-of-God's body died?
The blackness came when the entire world’s demonic spirits amassed for a perceived but thwarted victory, their blotting darkness not a so-called eclipse or other worldly event, but the supernatural one of their sucking-up all generated light.
But as it cannot absorb the true light of the world, the Son-of-God, that light is not only your salvation into heaven but your victory on Earth.