Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Light of the World

"The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it." John 1: 4&5

The bible talks a lot about light and darkness - the two most extreme things in the universe. The analogies you can design from these two universal expressions are endless. God created both, and has a great deal to tell us about Himself and our lives through those words.

Darkness cannot exist where there is light - even the smallest flicker dispels the blackness. When you open the door to a darkened room, even the slightest crack will illuminate the room. The spell of the dark is broken with just a spark.

So it is with our hearts and minds. When we are consumed with darkness and can't seem to break free, it only takes a flicker to begin to bring full light where we need it the most. Satan would like nothing better than to keep us bound by fear in the blackness. He cannot exist in the light. That is why it is so important to keep the candle of faith burning. We must  respect the light and the darkness, and not take for granted the power of both.

Jesus is the light of the world - and the light we depend on to survive as Christians. Seek it, treasure it and guard it.

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