The Light Shines In The Darkness

27th October

For once you were full of of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For the light within you produces only what is good and right and true.”

Ephesians 5:8-9

The Halloween season always seems like a spiritually dark time of year. Not only do many dress up in scary costumes and play trick or treat, but underneath it all, it is a night that is celebrated by many in the realm of darkness. Sometimes you can even sense the darkness in the atmosphere. However…. There is no need to fear.

Paul strongly writes that once (before Christ) we were also part of that darkness, yet now we are alive in Christ, we are full of God’s light that breaks through darkness and exposes the darkness. The light that is in us is the Spirit of God and the victory of Jesus. We can walk boldly in that light, not fearing death and darkness, nor any power of the enemy. Jesus has overcome all things and because He lives in us, that means that we too can enjoy the blessings of Christ’s power and LIGHT!

Let us change our approach to the Halloween season, from fear to victory, and from darkness to light. We have the victory in Jesus. There is nothing to fear. Moreover, let us change the spiritual atmosphere in our neighbourhoods by letting our light shine so brightly, that it exposes the darkness and the darkness will have to flee. After all, as John also mentions in His gospel….

The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can NEVER extinguish it.”

John 1:4-5

Walking In The Light

26th October

But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:7

Jesus is the light of the world and as His children, His beloved, we can also enjoy the privilege of walking in His light. Walking in the light doesn’t necessarily mean we know what the end of our path looks like, rather it means that as we take each step, God reveals His perfect path to us, anoints our every step and is with us all of the way, guiding us and protecting us from being led astray.

Moreover, when we walk in the light of Christ, we enjoy the unity of divine fellowship with the Godhead. Because of Jesus’ sacrificial blood, we are cleansed from our sin and can freely enjoy a full, pure relationship and fellowship with the Godhead. We no longer have to fear the darkness, or separation from God, but are united in one with Him.

The best news, is that this gift of fellowship and promise of guidance, is freely given as a result of accepting and receiving Jesus’ love and forgiveness. This means that anyone who is part of God’s family is entitled to fellowship with the Father, and is given a ‘light’ filled life. If you are fed up of living a life haunted by darkness and un-surety, a life leading nowhere, then turn to Jesus. Let Him lift you out of darkness, fill you with His light and lead you step by step on a path into a glorious relationship with the Creator of the world. He truly has a plan for your life. Don’t miss it.