This morning, I’m reminded again, and in an even deeper way, that we are created to be “children of light”…
Here we are, on a “dark day” of the year—it’s Halloween… and on top of that, it’s “2020“…. AND our power is out—it’s been out the last couple of days.
It’s a “dark” time…
And this morning the Lord reminded again, that we are His “Children of Light”— we celebrate HIS LIGHT coming into the dark places, revealing what is in the darkness in the light of His love, removing all of the shadows that hide dark things.
We are the Children of Light, and we celebrate His LIGHT coming into the darkness. ?☀️
“Whatever the revelation-light exposes, it will also correct, and everything that reveals truth is light to the soul.”—Ephesians 5:11-13
We celebrate this…????☀️
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light…”—Ephesians 5:8
“Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children…”—Ephesians 5:1
God is LIGHT!
And in Him there is no darkness at all.
“And don’t even associate with the servants of darkness because they have no fruit in them; instead, reveal truth to them.“—Ephesians 5:11-12
And as children of light, we celebrate His light BURSTING into the things of darkness, we celebrate His light so gloriously and miraculously BREAKING into the darkness—into our lives, into our hearts!
His Light so gloriously and triumphantly shines into the darkness, and He finds those who are hiding, He gives sight to those who are blinded, those who cannot see… He shines His light into our hearts, and He delivers us, rescues us out of the darkness and brings us into His glorious LIGHT!
And His truth and His way are REVEALED!
And He says to those hiding in the darkness,
“You are KNOWN! I SEE you, even in the darkness…
And you are LOVED!
Come into the LIGHT!”
“But you, beloved brothers and sisters, are not living in the dark, allowing that day to creep up on you like a thief coming to steal. 5 For you are all children of the light and children of the day. We don’t belong to the night nor to darkness.”—1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 TPT
Oh Father, will You teach us to really live as Your children of LIGHT? You show us in Your Word, how it’s done, but Holy Spirit, will You help us to be able to shine the way YOU designed us to shine… help it to really sink into our hearts…
Lord, will You remove anything that’s blocking Your light from being able to shine through me?
…How you are preparing us… how You have prepared us as your “children of light” to live in this dark time… and here we are living in it. Here we are with the opportunity to shine. Help us to shine, Lord.
Let us not be afraid of the darkness, for darkness is no match for You, God. The littlest bit of Your light that shines into the darkness causes all darkness to flee.
Thank You for putting Your light in us, Father. Help us to shine in this dark time, that we’ll shine Your light into the darkness, and that we’ll not fear it, that we’ll not attempt to hide Your light that’s in us, but that we’ll allow You use it in a powerful way, in a mighty way, in a glorious way—a pure light that can only come from You, and You’ve placed it within each of Your “children of light”… so miraculously radiating from within of each of us.
“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”—2 Corinthians 4:6
…and not only are we the children of LIGHT…
we are children of HOPE!
Children who each have a story of HOPE, who bring LIGHT to the truth of His hope to those in darkness!
Are you in the darkness right now?
There is HOPE for you.
There is One who has come to save you, to rescue you from the darkness.
And He knows you, and He sees you, and He loves you. He always has.
And His name is Jesus.☀️
A️nd He’s right there with you. ?
Come into the Light. ???
Thank You, Jesus, for making a way for us to live as the children of light— children who get to live in HOPE! And it’s a glorious hope that is only found in You.