Have you ever been in a dark room and suddenly someone turns on the lights?  For me, the brightness hurts my eyes.  I want to shut them to keep the light out.  My eyes have become so accustomed to the dark that the light actually hurts.  After a few minutes of squinting and shielding my eyes with my hands, they eventually get used to the light and I can see clearly without needing to squint.

    Spiritually, we can find ourselves in a similar place.  We can be living in darkness, in sin.  We have been there so long that we have become accustomed to it.  When someone finally gives us light, shows us Jesus, we want to turn away because the light hurts.

    John 8:12 tells us, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (KJV)  Being in darkness may seem comfortable, but it is a deception.  In our physical world, and our spiritual life, we need light to get anywhere and get things accomplished.  Jesus is that light.

    Do you feel you are wandering in darkness?  Ask Jesus to come and shine some light in your world.

Published by Ray Richards