God Is Light

Monday, June 24, 2024
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1 John 1:5,7 – This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. (ESV)

Back in the days when my daddy was still alive, he ordered from Amazon an 18-pack of super-bright LED flashlights featuring a compact design, constructed of high impact ABS casing in an assortment of colours. Each flashlight had a comfortable, durable, rubber-coated handle, and was equipped with nine LED bulbs, providing 30 lumens of light output. Included and pre-installed were 54 AAA heavy-duty batteries.

Daddy had ordered the flashlights so that each of us would have at least two of them and have extra ones around the house if the power ever went out or if we needed a little extra light on something.

Daddy gave me three. I put one in my purse, one in my car, and one on my nightstand. Mom got the same number, and Daddy had his.

One night when Daddy had to walk out to the shop, his flashlight put out enough light to give him vision in the darkness of the southern evening to turn out lights that he had left on, and the flashlight got him back inside. He didn't trip on anything or step on any slithering creatures. (We live in the country, so one never knows!)

One night, we were without power, so to entertain myself, even at age 50-plus, I got out a flashlight to read a book under the covers. My little light was bright enough to get me engrossed in my novel of choice.

As today's Scripture states, God is light, and in Him is no darkness.

In our journey of life, God is far more than a flashlight — His beams have a wider range, illuminating our path as we seek to become closer to Him. To keep walking in the light, we need to be reading His Word, listening to Him, waiting on Him, praising Him, worshipping Him. The "battery" that powers His light, the Holy Spirit, beats the Energizer Bunny™ by leaps and bounds!

And then, the Scripture today goes a step further. If we continue walking in the light, as God is in the light, we can fellowship one with another, and because we choose to believe the gospel — as John 3:16 tells it — Jesus cleanses us from our sins, saves us, and brings us into God's family, where we have eternal life with the light: God the Father, and His Son Jesus.

I don't know about you, but I'd rather have God as my light than a flashlight that may not last more than three weeks before the battery needs changing. What do you think?

Choose Jesus as your light.

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You. We love You. We want You to be our guiding light as we journey through life's hills and valleys. Amen.

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Becky Holland <rlhga@icloud.com>
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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you for that Becky.

    Thanks for the “enlightening” word, Becky.

    Thanks Becky, very good devotional. Blessings.

    Thank you for sharing, your words meant a lot.

    Thank you, Becky. May we always make that choice.

    Wonderful Words to live by.
    Thanks Becky.

    Amen and amen! Reminds me of my favorite childhood song, “This Little Light of Mine I’m going to let it shine!” Thanks for sharing this encouraging devotional with us. Blessings.

    Many thanks Becky for your very positive and encouraging words today. Yes following the Lord’s way is truly a great and bright light in our daily life. Blessings as you continue to prepare devotionals.

    Good morning Becky,
    There are days when even we walk in darkness caused by one thing and another, it is good to remember then to search for the light that God gives us.
    Thank you for the reminder.

    Good morning, Becky!
    While reading your message this worship song by Graham Kendrick – “Shine Jesus shine” Lord, The Light of Your Love is Shining – popped into my head and my heart and I started to sing it. Thank you for sharing this beautiful devotional with us today.

    Your story about your dad and the flashlights brought back good memories for me. Your message about God’s light in this world is an important one for us all to remember. It is so true that your journey has both “hills and valleys” and God’s light is there to guide us. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Blessings.

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