This may be hard to believe. But...
A thief, running through a crowded street, caught the eye of a police officer after a person shouted, “Help!” Instinctively, the officer ran after him and caught him. While searching his pockets, he found hundreds of dollars that he had taken from a “Mini-Market.”
“How foolish of you to steal in broad daylight! Most thieves steal at night when it’s dark,” said the officer.
“I know, sir,” came the reply. “But, I’m afraid of running when it’s dark. I might trip.”
The fear of darkness is one of the greatest fears in the world. But darkness was not created by God. Darkness is the absence of light, as well as the Light.
There was a time when the earth was chaotic and covered with darkness. Then God said, “Let there be light!” And there was.
Man does not receive “true light” from the darkness of the world when he is born. That Light, the Light that man needs to guide him through life and into eternity, comes only from God’s Son. But, that Light must be accepted by us if we are to find His way out of the darkness of sin into “the light” and eternal life through Christ.
“My God,” said the Psalmist, “turns my darkness into light!” But, as brightly as that Light shines, and as necessary as it is for us to follow to receive eternal life, it must be accepted. The Apostle John wrote, “In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”
The way to understand that Light comes from His Word – Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for providing us that Light. May we accept the Light that comes from Your Son to save us and guide us into Your presence. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness. Psalm 18:28
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