Light in the Darkness
"So, what do we do once we accept the light God offers?"
MaryClaire Rodrigue has shared with us 4 different ways to view God, to grow closer to Him, as seen in a song "Way Maker." In Part 1, we read about God as a Way Maker; in Part 2, Miracle Worker; and in Part 3, Promise Keeper. Today we read in Part 4 about God as Light in the Darkness.
The artist, Leeland, sings in his song “Way Maker” about God as Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, and, finally, Light in the Darkness. Right now, when just about all of us are dealing with the repercussions of Covid-19 and the loneliness it undoubtedly brings, God as Light in the Darkness is the most comforting aspect of God we can encounter. 1 John 1:5 says, "Now this is the message that we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light and in him there is no darkness at all.” No darkness at all. There is no cavern too deep that God's light cannot break through its’ darkness. Loneliness is dark, depression is dark, anxiety is dark, Covid-19 is dark, financial issues are dark, breakups are dark. The best way to get out of this darkness is to turn to the One who does not possess even a microscopic speck of darkness. So, what do we do once we accept the light God offers? We shine it onto others. Matthew 5:16 states, “Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” There are people we will come into contact with in this life who may not want to accept God's light for themselves. It is our job to live in a way where those individuals are still able to experience God's light through us. There is nothing God loves more than seeing His light magnified through His followers. God is like the sun and we are like the stained glass window. The sun shines on the stained glass window and beautiful colors instantly shine all throughout the church. May your good deeds glorify God and shine His light on those who are living in the darkness.
Thank you MaryClaire for sharing your 4 part reflection with us! You and your blog are truly a WITNESS TO FAITH.
Please visit MaryClaire's blog By Grace Through Faith for more excellent reflections.