Sunday, March 22, 2015

Light Speaks and Shines and Saves

"This is the message we have heard from [Jesus the Christ] and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all."  1 John 1:5

This God, who's defined as light itself, undertook the mighty act of creation. At first the world was "formless and empty" and "darkness was over the surface of the deep".

Into this formless, empty, dark place, God communicated His nature.

"And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." Genesis 1:3

Can you picture it?

<< Pause and consider. >>

We might imagine lighting a candle at night, but that's a mere hint of the impact of that creation moment. 

Four divine words illuminated the universe and evaporated the utter darkness as the Creator expressed His essence.

The idea boggles my mind. 

But . . . what if God provides the creation account to accomplish a larger purpose beyond information about His activity or personality?

"For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of the darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."  
2 Corinthians 4:6

More than an explanation. 

A profound relationship!

The Creator God places His light into the hearts of men as surely as He called light into the dawning world. And the effect is as dramatic.

His presence can illuminate and evaporate the darkness sickening any heart as surely as the rising sun dispels the night. 

His light allows a sinful soul to recognize and receive His glory and grace through the Gospel.

I know these words are true because the Light of the world has come to me.

How about you?
Have you had enough of battling against the dark?
Stop and ask the Creator to send His Light to you. He will.
Message me so I can pray for you. 

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