Sunday’s message was titled, “Light It Up.” I’ve been thinking about it as I always do, for days afterward.
During the message the Pastor asked everyone to stay in their seats and not move around, then, he asked the production people to turn off all the lights in the sanctuary. For a brief moment it was pitch dark in the space. But after a few seconds our eyes got adjusted to the dark and we could see fairly well.
When I was 28 years old my life came crashing down around me. My husband of almost 12 years told me he had an affair and he was quite certain he loved this person. We had three children under the age of ten and one of them was not yet one. My world went dark. A few months passed by and I began to adjust to the new normal – I began to grope around and find my way.
The Darkness of Sin
We separated and the children and I moved to a small house and my personal life became very loose. I was angry at God ( I was a believer) and so very disappointed in Him to allow our marriage to break apart. I ran away as hard and as fast as I could go.
I fell into great sin. And, my life was dark with it. And, yet I adjusted and began to find my way around in the darkness.
For A Season
My good, good heavenly Father allowed me to wallow in that darkness just long enough and then He began the holy pull on my lifeline back to Him. It was a gradual pull and at the end He laid it out for me plain and simple: Light or Dark – my choice.
Choose Light or Darkness
I chose Light and have never, for one split second, regretted my decision.
The Choice Is Before Us Every Day
Light or dark?
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8.12
I never want to walk in darkness again – I am the bearer of the Light of life.
His Name is Jesus.
‘Tis the season of Light – do you know Him?
In Him [Jesus] was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend [understand] it. John 1.4-5
The Light shines in the darkness; His Name is Jesus and He is my eternal HOPE.
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