Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Life Is Better In The Light
“Life Is Better In The Light”
By Zach Wood
1 John 1:7
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
Does anyone out there enjoy walking through a dark house at night? Whether it be a bedroom, living room or basement, none of us enjoys walking through a dark place with no light to guide the way. Why is that? Because we might trip over something or bang into something and cause some serious injury from what we cannot see. Whether that light is coming from the ceiling fixture, a flashlight or a match, we prefer to have a light to guide our way.
Not only do we not want to walk in a dark place because we might hit something, it can also be just downright spooky at times. If we’re blindfolded to do some sort of “faith-led” obstacle as we might do in a youth group or a church camp to teach us to rely on the person who is guiding us, we get a little nervous. If we cannot physically see what is in front of us, we get nervous and a bit shaky.
Why in the world would we not want to walk in the light? We want to see our way. We want to know where we can step and where we shouldn’t. One wrong move and we can be in serious pain or even lose our life. The light is so vital for us to see. Not only is physical light vital for us each day to be guided in what we do, the spiritual light we have each day from God is important as well.
Again, why would we not want to walk in the light, especially the light God gives to us? Each day, we have the choice whether to walk with God in the beautiful light of life He shines or we can choose to walk in the terrible darkness that the enemy wants us to wander off into. Not only does this affect our lives, but it also affects the witness we can be to others who also need to see God’s light.
When we choose to walk in God’s light, there are so many blessings and abundance of life to enjoy, especially in fellowship with others who also walk in His light. Then, we can take that light and shine it for others to see who don’t know God. Let us walk in that light so that we can live fully for Him and shine His light for others to see.