It’s the morning dew glistening at sunrise.
It’s the shadows cast through a window.
It’s the hope in the dawn of a new day.
It’s the reflections on a lake that shimmer like glitter.
It’s the glorious painted sky of sunset He created just for you.
It’s the light that shows us the way.
It’s the light that reclaims the darkness.
1 JOHN | [6-7] If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth—we’re not living what we claim. But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin.
[8-10] If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing. If we claim that we’ve never sinned, we out-and-out contradict God—make a liar out of him. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God.
Seeking the light means living an authentic life. It means being who we are. It means being honest with ourselves about our own struggles with sin. Living in the light means living the truth, not who we once were when we lived in the darkness of sin and ignorance. Living in the light means to stop making excuses for our struggles with sin. In means to stop blaming others when we have only need to look in the mirror.
God longs for us to live in the light. Don’t be afraid. Seek the light.
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