But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:21
You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. Psalm 18:28-29
The salvation you have given to us is not a one-time gift, but an ever-present one. Because of your love and mercy, the presence of the Holy Spirit lives in our inner beings, and your great love, we are part of your family, we are children of the light and of the day. When battles come or darkness threatens, you keep our lamp burning.
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THINKING IT THROUGH
- Do we take light for granted—present at the flick of a switch—or do we only get concerned when the bulb burns out?
- Why do you think it might be important to have a well-stocked supply of lightbulbs within easy reach?
How might this give a picture for us as to the importance of having thoughts and belief of God within easy reach in our brains and hearts?
- Who is God to you?
- Next time you are faced with a “wall to scale” or a vast darkness, stop and praise God. It will turn your face to His light so that you can bask in it and reflect it on those around you.
Light Sources: Eclipses
by Kathleen Evenhouse, 2014
Can anyone see
you are a Christian?
they look at you,
do they see a lunar eclipse?
Does the shadow
of the earth blanket you,
not allowing the sun’s light to reach you
so that you can reflect its rays?
Don’t you know
that, as a Christian, the sun
shines within you and
can’t be blocked by
The earth’s shadow
of sins and circumstances
cannot quench God’s
when you choose to
blend in earth’s shade or
focus on the shadow instead of
His sunlight that your reflection diffuses
and your shine dims and is extinguished in the darkness.
instead, a light
so bright that you cannot
view it except through darkened lenses.
Focus your attention on His light so that it erases earth’s shadows
inside your spirit and brings back His reflection—
a light in the darkness that draws others
to you like moths to a lantern
fitted with strong mirrors
to impart light—
see you are a Christian who is
shining in the darkness despite earth’s shadows?
PRAY WITH ME
Father God, help us to know that you loves us all absolutely, that we are children of the light with a value that You have assigned to each one of us by sending Your Son to die for us. We are worthy because You made us that way. May we not be passive Christians, but disciples—followers in the footsteps of Christ: wild men and women, unstoppable forces of nature that reflect the Kingdom of heaven on earth. Give us your wisdom to think how Jesus thinks, to speak how Jesus speaks, and to do what Jesus does. May we live transformed lives in Your light. Amen.