Archive for the ‘Light’ Category


Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Day 264

“I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man”
Revelation 1:12-13

You may never have considered this before; we still live in a dark age. We are surrounded by darkness. One only has to listen to the news to be aware of the darkness and it seems to be increasing. With the advent of literacy and education, we have entered an age of nihilism. Humanity believes it has escaped the ‘dark age’ because it is now educated and has knowledge.

When God chose to reveal Himself He sent His Son to become man. Light came to the earth for the first time since the fall. Jesus revealed the Father and His divine plan. He bore witness to the Light and was the Light. John says, “The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it” (John 1:5). When Jesus completed His mission, He ascended into heaven and the earth continued in darkness.

With Christ’s ascension, He made provision for the Light to be here on the earth. The seven golden lampstands is the church and His children are the light in the world. In the midst of the church stands the resurrected Christ. We bear the light, testimony, and the message of reconciliation to those still in darkness. There is hope.

“To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests
to serve His God and Father – to Him be glory
and power for ever and ever! Amen.”
Revelation 1:5b-6


Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Day 258

“God is light and in Him is no darkness at all”
1 John 1:5

One of the final declarations in Revelation says, “There will be no more night.” The entire character of God is light. His light purifies us from all sin and we have true fellowship with Him when we walk in the light. We also have fellowship with all others that walk in His light.

What is this light? It is the very Word of God reflecting His glory and character to us. His Word gives us guidance and wisdom, instructing us in His ways. “Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). Light shows us how to know Him, how to be in conformity with the very character and heart of God.

There is no darkness in Him. He is pure, righteous and holy. There is no mixture of evil, sin or flesh, as it is with us. His very character is light and in saving us, He has chosen to dwell in us and make us part of Him (2 Peter 1:4). This is the glorious nature of our Father. He loves us and His love is known not only by our salvation but also by His sealing of our inheritance and dwelling with us on our earthly journey. With all this, how can we fail?

“We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. . . God is love”
1 John 4:13, 16a