A group of friends recently met to discuss this topic: The Light. Everyone was contributing to the topic subject as to what the light signifies. Someone said: ‘where there is no light, there is darkness, and we can do whatever creepy or bad things we want to do’. Of course, darkness accommodates all kinds of shady things, but when the light comes in, it reveals every hidden thing. One can imagine a world without light, but there is no doubt that light is not only essential, but it is good.
Light lightens our path; it guides us in the moment of darkness and leads us out of it without hurting ourselves. Seeing well keeps us from stumbling. We cannot afford to stay afar off from the light. No wonder Jesus said,
I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.John 8:12
Two thousand years ago, that light of Christ shone brightly in the world of darkness and ignorance. These days that Light shines in the heart of those who are open to God’s way and His words.
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus our Messiah2 Corinthians 4:6
TURN THE LIGHT ON
Many times, we wonder why miracles of all kinds are not as prominent as they used to be or are expected to be. While some lights seem to be growing dim, some are gone out already while many people grope in self-made light. Darkness seems to have crept into some places where light is meant to be. We now see men as trees and are complacent in dying light.
This is the time we review the type of light we carry and the intensity of that light. We get to turn the light on and make it shine brighter.
There are some stains, shortcomings, and situations which have blended so well into our life. These stains push us much closer to darkness than light. It would take a brighter light to reveal and expose the stains before we could ever think of getting rid of them. The light of the words of God refines us, shapes us, and keeps us on the right path. It illuminates our paths and reveals unto us different areas of our life wherein we are falling short or falling apart. But the question is how much light do we carry? In other words, how much of God and His words do we carry?
How much of GOD fill our activities and our thought per day/week/month/year?
For this reason, it says, “Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.Ephesians 5:14
We get to turn the light on once again. We get to rekindle the fire and light that have gone out. We get to examine the intensity of the light we carry. Sometimes, we need a break to re-fire.
SHARE THE LIGHT
The whole world lies in darkness and is in desperate need of light. Those that have been lightened are supposed to be the light of the world, following the Master’s footsteps. We can be that light that helps others see. We all need one another. Jesus said:
I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.Acts 13:47
LIGHT IN DARKNESS
Sometimes, we find ourselves in a situational darkness. The fact that we are working in the light does not mean we would not encounter darkness occasionally. God is, however, ever available to lighten our paths.
For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.Psalm 18:28
God can speak light into our darkness and straighten every crookedness. The temptation to grumble may be stronger in such a situation, but we need the grace to trust God and keep holding on to His words. Grumble not in darkness, but rather seek the light of Christ that guides out of darkness into the light of life.
To trust God in the light is nothing but trust him in the dark—that is faith.
– Charles Spurgeon
The time to shine is now. “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60: 1- 3 (NKJV).