This scripture speaks of a time when there will be great darkness upon the earth.
This is a spiritual darkness.
I personally believe that we are beginning to experience such a time.
Morality has become almost non-existent.
Crime, violence, hate, murder, revenge, theft - which all have their roots in a spiritual condition - are on the increase.
People are doing what is right in their own eyes.
Absolutes are being attacked.
Wrong is now right, and right is now wrong, and both are being completely redefined.
The world is in darkness and it seems to be getting darker all the time.
There is a cure for darkness, it's called "light".
Light always overcomes and expels darkness.
Even the smallest light can overcome darkness.
While a little light is better than no light at all, bigger, brighter lights would be much better - the
bigger and brighter, the less the darkness.
So if light is the cure for the world's darkness, then there needs to be some shining lights.
Where will these lights come from? Jesus told us plainly that "we are the light of the world"
We are to be shining as lights in a dark world.
Where do we get our light?
It comes from Jesus - "The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and
shadow of death light is sprung up".
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand"
"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world" (John
Jesus is The Light, and while He was on earth the people saw a great light.
Now that He is not walking among us, should the people see any less a light? Should the light be any dimmer?
The light of Jesus in us is only dimmed as we hide it.
Are you hiding His light this morning? Is it in plain view for all to see?
Is it bright and expelling much darkness?
Are you making room for Jesus' light to shine brightly through you by
surrendering yourself to Him more completely?
The world is in darkness, but we have the light that will expel the darkness. The question
are we letting the light of Christ shine brightly through us?
If we aren't shining - big and bright - then the world will continue to sit in darkness.
Is the light of Jesus shining brightly or dimly through your life?
For further reading:
1 Thessalonians 5:5
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