Deep in a cave, the tour guide turns off every source of light. I feel for my husband’s hand and grasp tightly. Eyes wide open. Yet nothing is seen.
Everything recently familiar covered in a blanket of darkness. The sure-footed path now hidden. Uncertain of our step, we stand stone still.
I widen my eyes. Still no light.
Sunday, our Pastor illuminated the path as we traveled through John 12:27-36.
So Jesus said to them, You will have the Light only a little while longer.
Walk while you have the Light [keep on living by it], so that darkness may not overtake and overcome you.
He who walks about in the dark does not know where he goes [he is drifting]. (John 12:35 Amplified)
Finding ourselves deep in the darkness of a cave. Overcome by lack of light.
Drifting. A ship at sea without moonlight. Void of stars shining to light the way.
…how can light have fellowship with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14b)
Sunrise reveals the course taken.
The light exposes. Illuminates. Guides.
Life is a gift.
Manner of living is a choice.
Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near,
so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Let us walk with decency, as in the daylight:
not in carousing and drunkenness;
not in sexual impurity and promiscuity;
not in quarreling and jealousy.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires. (Romans 13:11-14)
Choosing Light. Or choosing darkness.
The room is dark until the hand reaches for the lamp to turn on the light.
Discarding the deeds of darkness.
Wearing the armor of Light.
Refusing to tiptoe.
Intentional illuminated living.
Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ.
A flicker of a lit candle is a relieving comfort to those stumbling through a darkened room.
The lighthouse’s flaming beacon welcomes the wayward ship.
The Light of the Word soothes the soul of a seeking heart.
Our life is but a day, and we have a day’s journey to go. (Matthew Henry)