darkSurprisingly, there are creatures which actually prefer darkness to light. Zoologists call them “noctivigants” and the tribe is more numerous than we commonly suppose. Moths and spiders, bats and owls, rats and mice are all noctivigants, and among larger animals, so are cats, panthers, leopards, tigers and other members of the feline family.

These creatures love darkness rather than light. Asleep by day they prowl abroad in the dark.

Biologically speaking, man is not a noctivigant. He does not prefer natural darkness to natural light. However because of a tragic inner twist that took place through an event called The Fall, humans have become moral and spiritual noctivigants.

Jesus himself gave us this powerful insight: “Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed” (John 3:19,20 NIV).

Ever wonder why some people fiercely attack faith in God and oppose belief in Christ, the Light of the world?

That’s what noctivigants do.

They hate the light and try to put it out.

–Jurgen O. Schulz