Light

“Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of Light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and will not come into the Light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” John 3:19-21 

My grandson is a mess to get up in the morning. He grumbles for at least 10 minutes and when he finally starts to move he wants darkness until AFTER his shower. There are days that I go into the bathroom and he has hung a robe over the small window. Today, as I moved the robe a bright stream of light came in the window and shined directly into our free standing shower. Oh my goodness, could I see the soap buildup in the shower! So, before I left the bathroom, I sprayed it down with foaming bubbles and scrubbed until the shower now shines!

“Light” is an important word in the Bible. It is used to describe the children of God; we all know the passage about being salt and light to the world! We need to allow the light of God to shine out to this dark, dark world. It also uses Light as a descriptive word for God. Just as the sun shined on my shower this morning and enlightened me to the fact that it needed cleaning; the perfect nature of God shines into a world of evil. We are commanded to live in the Light; walking daily with God and serving as a channel of His goodness. We are also told to live as light, to travel through darkness in total transparency and honesty so the world will see the differences in a world without lies and ambiguities. I heard Hell described once as life without the Light of God; can you even imagine how horrendous a world would be NO LIGHT, not even a glimmer of His goodness?

Walking today in the steps of the Savior,

Upward, still upward, we follow our Guide;

When we shall see Him, “the King in His beauty,”

Happy, how happy, our place at His side.

How beautiful to walk in the steps of the Savior,

Stepping in the Light, stepping in the Light,

How beautiful to walk in the steps of the Savior,

Led in paths of light.

 

Unless noted, scripture is NIV ©1984 Int’l Bible Society

Hugs +/or ChIPS ©3/05 Eleanor J. Gale-Boone

Ministry website: www.asistershugs.org

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