Walking in the Light
He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. 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 1:2-5 Our Lord Jesus Christ came into this world so He could show what life in Him looks like. He came to provide life and light. Light will displace darkness and life will be given to those who were dead in sin. Wherever Christ went, He forces Satan to withdraw for darkness could not withstand the presence of light. Those who made Christ the Lord and Savior of their lives were given life and are no longer under the power of sin. This is what the apostle Paul told Christians at Colossae. They used to be in the power and might of God’s enemy and their actions were against the light. Christ came and delivered them and forgave them of their sins. “For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins” (Colossians 1:13-14). If you are a Christian because you have accepted Christ in your life, His light is in you. You are called upon to live shining the light brightly so that it will dispel and expose darkness. “Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them” (Ephesians 5:11). Even if people around you will not like the way you promote the life in Christ, but the fact that He indwells you, you cannot help but shine for His glory. As children of God, we have something that people around us need. There are those who are hurting and God provided us something so we could minister to them. The fullness of life that is in you is also what others need in their life. The life of Christ you have received is meant to be shared to others for just like what you have discovered, His life is more than enough to meet every human need. So when people encounter you, pray that God will use you so you could represent Him well. Just as Christ was persecuted because of how He lived His life while here on this earth, you too will be resisted because you are faithful in following Him. “If the world persecuted Me, they will persecute you also” (John 15:20). Be grateful that God is using you so that others will come to their sense of need of a Lord and Savior. Be watchful how you are living the life that God gave you. Be sure that you are in Christ and if you are let His light shine through you. “God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth” (1John 1:5-6).