Walking in the Light

“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5)

“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)

When I think of light in the physical sense of seeing an image or a display of light one that continues to amaze me and often stops me for a moment is God’s creative display of light in the colors of the rainbow. Not only is this a reminder of God’s promise to never flood the entire world but I see it as a reminder of who He is, the light in the darkness after a storm.

When we walk in the light, when our lives are focused on God and know that we will fall into the darkness because of sin we can always find forgiveness from God for our shortcomings. When we are honest with ourselves and honest with God (confessing our sins) He is faithful to forgive us. Our sinful nature will continue to pull us towards the darkness as long as we are walking on this earth. Even as we are truly walking in the light we will always need forgiveness and I am thankful that through Christ dying on the cross those sins are covered.

When we walk in the light, when we can see through the darkness our lives will be filled with His love. This love becomes a light in our lives and can shine so others can see and know the love God has for us.

Steve.

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