Light always prevails. Light reveals and discloses what’s hidden. Light illuminates, intensifies, magnifies, and penetrates. Light can lead and guide our pathway. It is very powerful and can be all-consuming.
Imagine a city-wide blackout or a community-wide electrical power outage caused by torrential rains, a tornado, or a hurricane. Such an experience can cause high levels of fear, anxiety, and sheer pandemonium. Everyone would be of the same mindset—simply longing for the light to return. Flashlights and home generators would be in full operation. Once the light was restored, it could break through any dark area. Even a flicker of light from a single candle shining in the blackness of those surroundings, would become visible and recognizable. The light would penetrate the darkness.
In a similar manner, Jesus calls us to be that light in a dark and dying world. He desires that we be His representatives here on earth. His light bearers. He wants His character to shine in us, through us, and all around us. He wants the light of His love to reach those who don’t know Him. When this happens, others will see it and will be drawn to the light residing in us and, ultimately, be drawn to Him.
Our walk with God may begin as a small flicker of light, but as the Holy Spirit fills us more and more, that light will shine brighter and brighter. The penetrating, revealing, and all-consuming light of Christ in us will dispel the darkness in others. Souls will come into the Kingdom of God, and lives will be changed forever. Jesus, the light of the world, will be glorified. Let His enabling power cause you to shine on and on.
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