Are you drawn to the Light?

August 20, 2012

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
(John 8:12 (NIV))

It has always been God’s plan to separate light from dark, good from evil. If you think about it, God’s plan was presented in Genesis.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning–the first day.
(Genesis 1:1-5)

God wanted us to know the light, but without knowing darkness, we could not fully appreciate the light. In the beginning, everything was dark. Then God spoke and there was light. For man, before Jesus, everything was dark. God spoke and the Word became man, Jesus. Jesus brought the Light to a dark world, just as God origianlly brought light to a dark world.

We are now in a point in God’s timeframe, when we have the choice of Light or dark. We have seen both, and many of us have known both. God knew that it is hard to make a choice between opposites without knowing both. If God had given us the Light before giving us the dark, would we fully appreciate the gift of the Light?

Are you a creature of the dark or a child of the Light? Do you draw to the Light like a moth to flame or do you hide yourself in the dark?

Copyright 1998 – 2012 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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