The potence and power of light is a fascinating image. Put simply, when light enters a dark space, darkness has nowhere to hide.. its overcome by overwhelming force and nothing can be done to get away from it. I was driving to work this morning watching creation screaming out Gods glory in the most simpliest way – light. I left home in the dark and watched the awsome power of light reveal everything hidden.
Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” – John 8:12 (NLT)
“I [Jesus] have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.”- John 12:46 (NIV)
We cannot deny the overwhelming power of light, when Jesus says that ‘He is the light that leads to life’ I start to realise just how dead I was before I met Him. We are all born into sin and darkness, but we have an escape route and it comes through this ‘light’ – that is Christ Jesus. We were once condemned and on the path of destruction (Rom 5:12, 6:23), our hope exists in Christ who brought freedom (Luke 4:18)
If I could challenge you today about your actions, it would be this: Do you hide this Light in your life or let it shine for others to see?
“No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.” – Matt 5:15 (NLT)
If we truely believe in Christ and his light that penetrates all darkness, in His freedom and salvation why do we not share it… people stop allowing darkness to reign, let light do what it was intended to do – Shine, Overwhelm, Consume, Expose, Blind, Reveal, Bring Hope!
Note: Our role is to be the lamp (a willing vessel), the fuel that ignites the flame (Holy Spirit) and the light that comes from it (Christ) is ready for you.