A Light In the Darkness

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Have you ever been in complete darkness?  I mean where it is pitch black, and you cannot see your hand in front of your face?  What type of emotions did you feel?  Even as adults, the darkness makes us uneasy.  We aren’t comfortable with what we cannot see.  Our minds can begin to race with eerie thoughts.  How comforting is it to get to a light switch, flip on a flashlight or light a candle during those times?  When that light floods the area we are in, there is a peace of mind that comes with it; a warmth and hope that isn’t spoken, but felt.

Do you remember what it was like before you met Christ?  You didn’t know it, but you were walking in complete darkness.  Remember the feelings of peace and hope when the Gospel came into your heart and life?  You could truly see!  Think about your family, neighbors and unreached people around the world.  They are living daily with oppression from the enemy.  They are walking around with hopelessness.  There’s no one to give them comfort or relieve the aches of their hearts.  They are truly alone.

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12)  Christ is the only one who can remove the pitch-black night from our lives.  He is the source of our salvation and hope.  He sends the comforter and makes peace between God and us.  Christ also says that we are to carry His light to others.  “‘You are the light of the world.  A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.’”  (Matthew 5:14-16)  We become bearers of the Gospel once we have given our lives to Christ.  We are ambassadors and heralds of His love to the lost.

This is often a controversial time of year.  Halloween can represent a great deal of darkness, but you can also be light.  Satan doesn’t choose one day to go after souls.  It is a battle we must be engaged in daily.  We are the light that shines the truth of Christ into the sin of this world.  Be the bearer of hope and peace to those around you.  Every day.

Be blessed!

Miranda

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2 Comments

  1. Posted October 30, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    I remember the first time I went to Mammoth Caves & the guide turned out the light. My goodness! I had never imagined such darkness! What a wonderful thought that we can be lights in our dark world~ thank you!

  2. Miranda Sharp
    Posted November 5, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Good example, Stephanie! Thanks!

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