Thursday, April 28, 2016

Children of Light (1 Thessalonians 5:4-8)

Today’s scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

As children, many of us were afraid of the dark. Perhaps some of us still are. Darkness can be oppressive. Overwhelming. Sometimes terrifying.

We live in a very dark world. It too can be oppressive. Overwhelming. Sometimes terrifying.

But we who know Christ don’t have to be afraid of the dark because the One whom we follow is light, “and in Him there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). He illuminates the darkest path. He shines through the darkest night. He holds our hands and leads us when we can’t see the way ourselves.

When this world’s darkness seems to be crowding out the light of truth, be assured: The light of Christ will never dim. It will continue to shine brightly through those who have committed their lives to serving Him. It will burn through the darkness by those who are willing to give their lives for Him.

And one day, His light will be all we need: In the new Jerusalem, “And the city [will] not need the sun or the moon. The glory of God [will be] shining on it, and the Lamb [will be] its light” (Revelation 21:23, CEV).

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