This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.1 John 1:5
The Light Within
In a dark, dark world, God is the light. He always has been. From the moment light entered the universe and illuminated what had not yet become, God brought life that would never end. He crafted the world with His hands, fashioned every tree, every creature of the sea, and beast of the land, and when He finished, He scooped up the dirt and formed the one with whom He would plant His light inside.
We are His light. We were made in His image and are to bring His light to the world around us. However, we are human, flesh, dirt. So while we bear His name, we still give in to our sinful nature too often. Darkness tends to creep up within us. We fight our flesh just as Paul describes in Romans 7:18, “And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.” While we fight our flesh, we must remember that God is light; He does not struggle with darkness because He has no darkness within Him.
A Prayer to Remember
You are the light that lives within me. May I shine my light before men, that they will come to know you. Amen.