Monday, October 10, 2011

True Light Consumes Danger

Have you ever been alone at night and heard noises outside? Maybe a dog starts barking at something and fear rises up within you because you can't see through the darkness to know what it is. Have you ever feared in the dark because the wind kicked up and was blowing with a fury outside your home? You didn't know if a tree would snap or fall on your house or car! Everything in you cries, "Danger!"

Have you ever noticed that the same dog could be barking the same way or the wind blowing hard on a clear, sunny day and there is no fear, no anxiety, and no trepidation? We glance around, see that everything in our world is safe and secure, and we go on with what we were doing, not giving thought to danger at all. Why? Because we are in the light, where we can see the truth! It wasn't a stranger lurking in the woods; it was a raccoon that excited the dog! The trees were in no danger of snapping, the noise of the leaves smacking against each other created an unwarranted fear.
Since the natural world parallels the supernatural realm, we can understand the danger. When we are walking in the Light, surrounded by the love of God, when we are basking in the warmth of the Son, there is nothing to fear. There is peace and understanding around and in us. But when we are not filled with His holy presence, darkness invades our tranquility and feeds off of our fear of the unknown.

Brothers and sisters, do not stray from the Light! Do not fall into the darkness of lies, fear, and temptation! Our Savior is always ready to give us peace and strength, and He will let us see our circumstances with truth, that there is no danger when we walk in the Son. Let His love and life shine in you today and every day!

"I am the Light of the world. So if you follow Me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, for living Light will flood your path." John 8:13 TLB

Thank you, Jesus, for shining Your Light on me!

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