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Truth … God is Light

God is light; in him there is no darkness at all…if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:5-7

Good morning ladies. Truth is what we’re after this week—pure, unadulterated, unvarnished truth. Truth is the spiritual beat of our heart, the rhythm of the Spirit in us. Today let’s build on the truth of the Infinite Life of God.

Truth #2: God is light.
Not only is God light, but there is not a trace of darkness in Him. He is absolute, pure, holy light. That is so awesome.

Consider total darkness. On November 9, 1965 the great blackout in New York state stretched north into Toronto. First clue, none of the stoplights on our route home were working, but in the dusk one could still see. The stairwell of our apartment building was a different matter—pitch black! I gulped; I started up—4th floor and counting. Oh dear, now which way in the equally black corridor? Was I at the right door?

Shine a little bit of light into that darkness, as your cellphone today, and there’d be none of the disorientation. Awesome number two is that our holy God sent Jesus into the world to shine not a bit of light, but pure, holy light into the darkness of man’s unbelief: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness” (John 8:12). I seek light in Jesus.

The trick of course is to keep in that light—that darn old propensity to sin still persists. Fortunately for the times we slip, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One (1John 2:1).

And since even a little bit of light precludes darkness, I do what I can to light up the corner of the world I live in. Jesus prompts me accordingly: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house” (Matthew 5:14-15).

Nancy P

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