Saturday, February 18, 2012

Morning Light

If you have ever done the dusting in your home, then you know how frustrating it is when you dust your tables and hard surfaces and you think they are clean until you open the drapes and the morning light reveals that there is a fine layer of dust remaining. Sometimes in that morning light you can even see the dust floating in the air.  Why is it that under certain lighting conditions everything looked just fine and then in that early morning light - bingo - the truth is revealed?

That is exactly what happens when a person sins and why sinners prefer darkness to light. Holy Scripture tells us in 1 Corinthians 4:5 - "the Lord comes who will bring to light the things hidden in the darkness....".  It is easy to lie and deceive and do all sorts of things that you are not proud of in the darkness of the night - but in the light of day become ashamed of what you have done.  

Most of us have done things in the past that we were not proud of and hoped that our sins would stay hidden in the darkness. But sins do not hide in the dark forever - they always manage to rear their ugly heads in the daylight and then - when we have been caught in our lies and actions - our sins are revealed for all to see.

Jesus is the Light that reveals all - not to embarrass us - but to bring us to wholeness.  He alone can dispel the darkness in our lives.  He alone can heal our hearts.  He alone can bring peace and joy into our lives.  

If you have been living with guilt and fear of exposure because of something that you have done in the past - rest assured that Jesus is the gentile healer of souls.  He comes to give your life meaning not condemnation - a wholeness not reprisal.  Jesus invites each of us to step into His Light - to enter into a new relationship with Him that will bring us eternal joy.

Deacon Dale