Sunday, November 22, 2015

You Can See in the Darkness!

You used to be like people living in the dark, but now you are people of the light because you belong to the Lord. So act like people of the light and make your light shine. Be good and honest and truthful, as you try to please the Lord.  Don't take part in doing those worthless things that are done in the dark. Instead, show how wrong they are.   It is disgusting even to talk about what is done in the dark.   But the light will show what these things are really like.   Light shows up everything, just as the Scriptures say, “Wake up from your sleep and rise from death.  Then Christ will shine on you.”

Ephesians 5:8-14

There is a stark contrast between daylight and dark. When there is light you can see clearly where you should put your foot safely for your next step and you can see the things that would get in your way to make you stumble. If the moon is covered by clouds and you have no flashlight to guide your way, walking at night in the darkness can be a dangerous proposition.

The light that comes to those who put their faith in Jesus is like a good pair of "night vision" goggles. As a follower of Jesus you can see in the darkness as if it were daylight, but other men can see nothing at all. They think you are foolish for walking through life as if you can see what comes next. The world finds it hard to believe that you really can see in the darkness.

Today the world is very dark, but the light that comes through faith in Jesus Christ is like the sun itself shinning on the brightest day of Summer!

"Lord Jesus, shine Your light on me and in my heart today so that I may see the way You are leading me as well as the ways that Satan would try to cause me to stumble. And may You Lord Jesus be praised forever. Amen.

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