God’s Light Drives Out the Darkness

December 29, 2020

If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 1 John 1:6

I saw this quote a week ago and it reminded me of what is happening with a lot of people: “You cannot see your reflection in boiling water; similarly, you cannot see the truth in a state of anger. When the waters calm, clarity comes.”

Darkness in the verse from 1 John can represent different things to each of us. Perhaps the darkness is addiction, an inability to forgive others, anger and frustration, or maybe it’s fear of what will happen tomorrow. Maybe someone you know or love is struggling with darkness and isn’t seeing clearly.

Clarity comes when we allow God’s wisdom to drive our thoughts and actions.

My challenge to you is to choose one kind of darkness that you or someone you know is struggling with. Then close your eyes and imagine physically handing the darkness over to God.

Allow God’s light to drive out the darkness in your life and in the lives of those around you!

Laurie Secor

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