The Light of His Presence

April 10, 2013 | Tags: ,


He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe.

-Psalm 104:2

So often in Scripture we see Jesus as the Light. Let’s take a moment to consider the properties of light. Light illuminates darkness. Light brings forth sight. Light warms a cold place. Without light, we could not accomplish much.

We can also consider light from a spiritual perspective. In John 9, Jesus healed a man who was born blind. He spit on the ground, made some mud, spread the mud on the man’s eyes, and asked him to wash it away. After the man washed the mud from his eyes, he could see. The man didn’t know who Jesus was when asked, but he could without a doubt proclaim this–“I was blind, and now I can see!” (John 9:25). He was given physical sight, but later, he was also given spiritual sight. He believed Jesus was his Lord (John 9:38).

“God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him” (1 John 1:5). “That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it” (John 1:5). God is perfect light. And light will always penetrate darkness. Darkness includes sin, doubt, fear, discouragement, ignorance, and unbelief. All of these things contribute to the darkness contained in our hearts. But the light of God shines in our hearts to chase away the darkness and reveal the truth. We may not like the dark parts of our hearts–our sins and rebellion–being shown for what they are when the light touches them. But the light of truth will set us free, if we let it.

Are there places of darkness in your heart where you need the light of Jesus to shine? He is willing and able to shine. Through prayer and God’s Word, Jesus can take darkness and turn it into light. This is what He calls setting us free. It is worth your effort and time to allow Him to do this in you. He longs for you to experience the abundant life of walking in the light and having a close fellowship with Him today.

By Courtney Silberman

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