(2 Corinthians 4:5-6, NASB)
Many of us live in darkness. The darkness of physical pain. The darkness of emotional turmoil. The darkness of troubled relationships.
Some of us even live in spiritual darkness.
Only One person can bring us into the light, no matter what darkness we face.
Jesus Christ—Messiah, Savior, Redeemer—is the Light. He shines through the darkness, and He leads us through whatever murky valley we’re traveling.
As the psalmist wrote, “I may walk through valleys as dark as death, but I won't be afraid. You are with me …” (23:4, CEV).
John also wrote about the Light: “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5, NKJV).
When we commit our lives to God, we too walk in the light, and we should reflect that light to others. Just two verses later in 1 John, we read, “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1:7). And as Matthew wrote, we are to be light to others: “Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise your Father in heaven” (5:16, CEV).
God’s light does and will shine out of darkness. We can cling to His hand, and He will lead and guide us.
And most wonderful of all? One day, we will live with Him in heaven where darkness will be abolished forever:
Never again will there be any night. No one will need lamplight or sunlight. The shining of God, the Master, is all the light anyone needs. And they will rule with him age after age after age. (Revelation 22:5, MSG)I can’t wait!