Thursday, November 9, 2017

Daily Wisdom

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Jn 8:12 

Darkness is disturbing. There is no two ways about it. You could be in your garage that you have been a thousand times, but if someone one turns out the light, suddenly you stumble and fumble around.  Your bedroom could be your safe haven, but even with every door locked in the house your mind will start to play ticks on you when lying in the dark.  The dark can be terrifying.  My mother always said, “Nothing good happens at night.”  How much more doesn’t that apply to this sinful world of darkness today!  It’s scary to look at how dark the world is becoming.  And yet, most terrifying is the darkness of our own heart at times.  The depths of depravity of which we’re capable of or have already achieved is beyond frightening.  In fact, it’s damning.  Isaiah encourages us to: “Arise, Shine! For thy light has come, and the glory of the Lord is upon thee! (Isa 60:1)  This is our spiritual “Epiphany” appearing or making known… “For we were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light.” (Eph 5:8) Whatever goblins or monsters we fear and allow to hide in our life exist in the darkness we wonder into when we walk outside the presence of Jesus, and don’t follow in His light.  The darkness, we all fear, only exist where there is an absence of light, or for us the absence of Jesus to stand in.

Don’t allow this world to draw you form Jesus, and dim you light just because it’s shinning in their eyes!

HSAY… Todd