Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Living in the Light
“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, purifies us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7
I once read a story about a young boy who found some quail eggs in a field. The nest in which the eggs rested had been torn apart by farm equipment. The boy realized that the eggs would not survive because of this and decided to rescue them. He took them home, put them under a light, and hatched them under a light. The boy was overjoyed - all the quail survived.
Light gives life, not just in the preceding story, but every day as Christ rescues us from sin by the power of his blood. The source of eternal life for a true believer is the Word of Life, Jesus Christ the Son of God. The Son, the Word Incarnate, came to grant us life. Through the Word, Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, we have fellowship with God the Father and such fellowship brings joy and brings us into His light.
What does it mean to be in the light? 1 John 1:5-6 states that “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.” People who are in the light” see the real nature of their sins and repent of them before God, while others choose to stay in the darkness.
Living in the light of Christ is possible for sinners like you and I.
v We must believe in the power of the blood of Jesus Christ to bring us out of the darkness and into the light. We must personally confess our sins and bring them into His light so that we can be cleansed and made part of that light.
v We must strive to continuously walk in His light. We must come before Him daily in both prayer and meditation so that The Holy Spirit will continue His work in us to keep us out of sin and stay in the light.
v We must share the light. “Hide it under a bushel – no! I’m going to let it shine!” Let that be the song of our heart – fulfill our calling to share Jesus Christ who is the Light. As we are filled with the Holy Spirit and live in the light of Christ, our light will shine into the darkness and illuminate the minds and hearts of those around us.
Prayer: Thank you Father for your Son Jesus Christ who cleanses us from our sins. May your light fill us and shine through us into the darkness of this world. Amen.
Thought for the Day: Is your life a shining testimony of your salvation in Jesus Christ?
Mathew Lukose, Epiphany MTC, NY
Theme of the Week: The authority of the Word of God