Friday January 27, 2023
“While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”
In the light! Here we have the Christian life condensed into three words.
Not only to dare to be in the light, but to will it, to feel it as a joy to live in the presence of the all-seeing God. That is the great transformation which faith brings about in a human being.
Are you happy to be in that light now?
There was a time when you were. But now? Do you seek the light? Do you desire to have your inner life illuminated by the light which pierces even to the dividing of soul and spirit, which discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart? Or have you begun to be afraid of what God thinks about your various plans, thoughts, words, and deeds?
Then seek help! And that at once. Pray that He may work in you a fully surrendered will, causing you to come forth into the light again and to begin to love the light.
If Calvary’s cross has grown dim to me, the reason is very likely that I have not desired to have my whole heart illuminated. But as soon as I permit the light of God to reveal to me the sin which I have sought to hide, then light falls upon the cross again, and my soul finds rest in His mercy.
The light of God is the best antidote for sin. The oftener we bring our sinful habits out into the full light of God, into the presence of the Lord, the more quickly and the more certainly we will overcome them.
The light is also the best means of furthering our sanctification. The fruits of the Spirit grow in the light. A courageous, joyous, strong and ethical Christian life is developed in those Christians who live their lives each day in the presence of the Lord. They receive courage also to act in accordance with their convictions among other people.
Lord, give us the joy of being children of the light in this world which lieth in the darkness!