Only in the darkness do we see the stars; and when
the night is darkest, stars shine most brightly.
It was the darkness of their times that made it possible
for the wise men to follow the star to the manger of Bethlehem
where they found Christ. Wise men of every age learn how to use darkness to find the Light, and the gloomiest times to find God.
from Seeing Stars, by Harold E. Kohn