Among the many contrasts found in Scripture we find one repeatedly surfacing, and that is light and darkness. As early as Genesis 1:4 we find God calling light good and then separating the light from the darkness. It was foretold that people who sat in darkness would see a great light. Of course this Light is Jesus Christ.
We, as believers, formerly were those in darkness, but now we are light in the Lord. Note, it is in the Lord that we are light. Though usually not nearly as dramatic, every believer has had a “Damascus Road” experience – that special time when there shone around him or her a light from heaven. Yes, it was then that we, by the grace of God, were turned from darkness to light. Those who have not yet received Jesus Christ as Savior are presently blinded by Satan, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ should shine on them. This light of God’s glory is seen by believers in the face of Jesus Christ.
I’d like to interject an important Biblical principle here – particularly to those who are single. The nature of light and darkness are diametrically opposed to one another. As a believer, it should not even be considered as an option to either date or marry ‘Mr. Right’ or ‘Miss Dream-Boat’ unless they are born-again. If Satan can transform himself into ‘light’, beware of those ‘instant conversions’ – individuals who are out to get what they can from you and merely use Jesus as their bait.
Believers, it is high time to put on our armor of light. We are children of light who have been given a wonderful inheritance. There is a danger of having our eyes “exposed” to this light and then falling asleep, tired of waiting on God, taking matters into our own hands. This is like going from a flood-light to a very dim bulb!
We are given a great commission, and it’s time to stand front and center wherever His hand places us and declare His wonderful praises. Peter tells us that the prophetic word of God is to be heeded “as a light that shines in a dark place”. To maintain fellowship with Jesus and other believers, it is essential to walk in the light. What will prove if our enlightenment is really true? It will produce love and wipe out the darkness of hatred.
In our glorious heavenly home, the Lamb is all the light we will need. May that same Lamb shine through you today to brighten someone’s darkness and to lead some lost sheep home.