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Darkness I Refuse to Celebrate

Monday October 31, 2016

But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him. -John 11:10


I don’t enjoy the dark, and I never really have. When I was little, I always slept with a night light. Thankfully, I have grown out of that stage. Although, I still don’t enjoy darkness. I don’t think I’m so much afraid OF the dark. I think I am afraid of what is IN the dark. I hate doing almost anything in the dark, especially walking in it.

As Christians, I think we should have this kind of perspective towards the dark. We should hate walking in darkness. In the dark there are shadows. Shadows, skew your vision. What you are seeing is a lie, it is distorted. In the darkness, things are easily hidden. You miss some important things that you would be able to see if there was light.

God doesn’t want you to live or walk in darkness. When you are walking in the light you can see things more clearly. There is truth in light, but there are always lies in the dark. All the shadows you thought you were seeing, instead turn into reality when light is shown. In the light, things are out in the open, and tricks are not easily played on you.

Friend, step into the light. Being in the dark is bad news. There is so much you could be seeing if you just refused to walk in darkness.

Prayer: “Lord, help me to live in the presence of your light. Thank you that I do not have to live in fear, or in darkness. In your name I pray, Amen!”

-Whitney Flach