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Darkness or Light?

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Most of us have experienced some of the wounds of darkness. You’ve likely gotten up from sleep in the middle of the night and had a few of the “toe against the bedpost” accidents. Maybe, like me, you’ve walked into several walls or stepped on a few legos left on the floor by your kids. Walking around in the dark is dangerous.

While these accidents aren’t super-serious, there are other kinds of accidents of darkness that wreck lives. Spiritual darkness causes lots of bad life accidents.

This is one reason why the coming of Jesus is so wonderful. He came as “the Light of the world!” John, the gospel writer, reminded us of this in John 1:4, 5 (TLB) “Eternal life is in him, and this life gives light to all mankind. His life is the light that shines through the darkness—and the darkness can never extinguish it.”

Because Jesus came, died for the sins of the world, and rose from the grave, we no longer have to live in darkness. He is available to anyone who will call on Him and put their faith in Him. When we do, He lights up our life. He helps us to see things more clearly and make wiser decisions. He lights up our way so that we can avoid destructive hazards and pitfalls.

Has your life been a little dark lately? Has your spirit been suppressed under the shadows of discouragement or despair? Have you had a hard time seeing the sunrises of new tomorrows, new hopes, or new possibilities for your life? If so, call on the name of Jesus, with faith! Remind yourself that He’s your light. Put your trust in Him. He knows how to light up your life!

Pastor Dale