Have you ever pondered the fact that we never learn to be completely comfortable in darkness? Even as we grow up and leave the fearfulness of our childhood, the nights can be full of uncertainty and doubt. Shadows can creep into our hearts leaving us with nagging thoughts of dread. The darkness sometimes engulfs us causing us to feel as if we are all alone.
Yet, what caused us fear in the night often dissipates from our thoughts with the first glimpse of morning’s light. All of a sudden the shadows of uncertainty we thought we saw in the night are made clear with the morning’s light.
As I thought upon this thought this morning, God reminded me that during creation the first thing He establishes before ever creating man was light. “And God said, Let there be light and there was light.” Genesis 1:3
He also reminded me of what Jesus said in John 8:12. “Then spake Jesus again unto them saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
“ I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” John 12:46
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” II Corinthians 4:6
We were not made to walk in darkness, we were made to walk in the light so that we could have fellowship with God. Sin brought darkness into the world, sin that separated us from God.
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” I John 1:5-7
Now it has become our job to share the light that has been given to us. There is darkness all around us, people that are lost without hope. We are to share the hope that we have in the light of God’s Son.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.” Romans 13:12
We need to be busy sharing the light, the darkness is growing all around us; but before we can fight that darkness we need to ensure that we have on the armour if God. That which will allow us to fight the darkness of this present world.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:12-13
One day there will be no more darkness and we will live forever in the light of God’s Son. “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” Revelations 21:22
For we were made to live in the light.