and let us walk in the light of the Lord. – Isaiah 2.5
There can be no doubt that we live in a world of darkness. There are times and places and situations where the darkness is nearly palpable. In places like Ireland, where there has never been a genuine revival the darkness can be overwhelming. All of man’s attempts at creating light eventually fail.
Part of the problem is that men tend to love darkness more than they love light. Darkness hides their sin. Nobody can see what we do in the darkness. The bad thing about darkness though is that we all stumble in the darkness and man doesn’t even know why he is stumbling.
Things are so dark and so bad that even we Christians can find ourselves ignoring the light and trying to muck about in the darkness.
The thing is that Jesus came as the Light of the world, to lead the way out of that darkness, but He was rejected by the world because they love darkness so much.
But there is no excuse for God’s children to walk in darkness. We have the light and we must not allow ourselves to get trapped in darkness and spending our days walking in it.
Not only that, but because we have the light we are to shine that light to the world. When we walk in the light we will draw others to walk in that light. We are instruments of light to show the world the Light that is found in Christ.
May my light shine so brightly before the world that they will see my goods works and that God might be lifted up and glorified in this dark world.