Wednesday, December 10, 2014

You are God's Night Light!

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Jesus told us God is light and doesn't have any darkness in him. Now we are telling you. If we say we share in life with God and keep on living in the dark, we are lying and are not living by the truth.  But if we live in the light, as God does, we share in life with each other. And the blood of his Son Jesus washes all our sins away.  If we say we have not sinned, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth isn't in our hearts.  But if we confess our sins to God, he can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away.

1 John 1:5-9

If God is light, then it makes perfect sense that children would be afraid of the dark. I think most of my grandchildren prefer to have a "night light" plugged in somewhere in the room when they stay at our house. A night light is a tiny, low wattage bulb that provides just enough light to see the shapes and forms of objects in the room. When a child wakes at night and there is a night light burning in the room, he knows that the "monster" which he fears is not there also.

Let your life be a "night light" in the darkness of this world. Your life will bring comfort to others as your light shines in the world.

There is however a big difference in a night light and your life. Your light in the darkness clearly reveals that the "monster" that you fear is indeed there. And he wants to destroy you! Pretending that Satan is not there will not make him go away. Telling yourself that you don't need to worry will not lessen the threat! But living in the light, with Jesus and the Holy Spirit in your heart will protect you from the Evil One.

When I see a night light I see something that children, perhaps don't see. When I see a night light, I know that the power is still connected to the house and is available for everything else!

Compared to God Himself your "night light" is this world is not very bright. But when all around you is darkness, even your little light shows the world that God is still connected to your life and is available for everyone else!

"Lord Jesus, let Your light shine through me to all the world around me, and may those who see my life know that You are alive and calling them to turn their hearts to You as well. And may You be praised forever. Amen."

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