There is an icy cold darkness, like an Arctic winter, gripping our world. Thinking we are enlightened, our society moves more and more away from our moral moorings. We have fled from the shared light of the best human cultures. We have run from wisdom and embraced uncontrolled sensuality. We have prided ourselves in our ability to explain natural phenomena and hardened our hearts to mystery. We have parted ways with wise thinking and are amuck among modern myths of our own making.
The Inuit people of the Arctic Circle yearn for daybreak with a longing that we can only imagine. After living through six months of frozen, Arctic darkness, the first rays of light finally break through. The Inuits have a proverb that reads: “There is only one great thing, to live to see the great day that dawns and the light that fills the world.”
In the midst of our great contemporary darkness, oh, for the light. Oh, for the mystery to stir our souls, for light to hit our hearts, for a glorious daybreak to drive away our darkness.
The Inuit people, like many Native American Peoples, have struggled with depression and alcoholism for generations. However, in recent years the Inuits in Northern Canada have seen an amazing daybreak. Thousands have been transformed, filled with light and hope through encounters with Jesus Christ. This supernatural revival has been documented in an amazing video, Transformations I, by a man named George Otis, Jr.
May our Western Culture also experience a mighty dawn to free us from our own Artctic freeze.