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Month of Sundays: Light

The ground of his condemnation is this, that though the Light has come into the world, men preferred the darkness to the Light, because their actions were wicked. For he who lives an evil life hates the light, and will not come to it, for fear that his actions should be exposed; But he who acts up to the truth comes to the light, that his actions may be shown to have been done in dependence upon God. (John 3:19-21)

It was getting late. The customer was desperate for their large piece of equipment, the truck was waiting, and the final assembly had to take place out of doors at the factory. So the pieces were brought out and the “home stretch” started.

With the dark came the need for some additional light. So the foreman ordered the light trailer to be fired up and turned on. Surrounding the factory was a run-down neighborhood. The residents didn’t appreciate the additional brilliance, so they started shooting at the men doing the work!

When the light is turned on—physical or spiritual—all kinds of things come into view. Some are good; the crew couldn’t do its work without some additional light on the subject. Jesus’ workers likewise need his light to do their work: “We must do the work of him who sent me, while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” (John 9:4)

But some are not good. If God turns the light on your life and everything becomes plain, will you welcome the light? Or will you, in a spiritual way, start shooting at the light source? Today we’re concerned about the general loss of privacy in a world where just about everything about us could be stored on a flash drive. On that flash drive, what would you want erased before someone stuck it their USB port and browsed it?

God already knows the contents of our “flash drive.” If you want those less than happy parts erased, you must ask for his forgiveness and that your life be filled with his light.


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