Frederick A. Fillmore penned a song titled “Sunshine Song”.  The very first line declares “In spite of gloom and darkness,
keep facing t’ward the light.”

    Sometimes when a light is turned on we need to shield our eyes because they need time to get used to the sudden brightness.  Many people will do the same thing in their spirit.  When the bright light that is the Gospel is shone on the darkness of their sin, they want to turn away and avoid it.  Instead the light of the Gospel needs to be seen as a light house in a dark night.  To get safely to shore, one needs to focus on the light and nothing else and do everything in their power to arrive safely at the light.

    In John 8:12 it says, “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)  Jesus is the light that will lead us safely home.  But to be successfully led we need to keep our eyes, mind and spirit focused on Him and nothing else.  As the song said, we need to “ keep facing t’ward the light.”

Published by Ray Richards