Friday, April 16, 2010

Believe In the Light

John 12:36 - "While ye have light, believe in the light."  Or as the NIV translates it: "Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you can become a son of light."

Jesus is the Light of the world.

So many refuse to come out of the darkness into His glorious Light, even though there is much to fear in staying in the darkness, and nothing to fear once in His brilliance.  As His "lamps", Christ's children try to draw others to His Light.  Some rush to it like moths to flame.  Others are offended by it and squint and wince because they prefer not to have their sins exposed and acknowledge their need for forgiveness.  These men and women would rather run from the Light back into darkness and attempt to hide the offenses they have committed from Him.  It would be better for them if they would allow Him to bathe them in His cleansing Light now instead of later, when it will consume them because of their unbelief and sinfulness and condemn them to an eternity of suffering.

To my friends and loved ones who are trying to hide in the darkness: You cannot hide.  He sees you there.  Believe and come out into His glorious Light and be saved.

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