Let in the light

Our neighbors down the street are on vacation this week. I’m watching their 4-month old German Shepherd puppy, two cats and one beta fish. It’s a zoo around here.

Last night around 9 o’clock, I walked down to the neighbors’ house to let their indoor/outdoor cat in for the night.

As I approached the house, I confess I was a bit of a scaredy-cat (no pun intended). Their house was dark. Crazy dark. No porch light, no lights in any of the windows, not even a nearby street lamp to cast a cozy glow. It was spooky – or “smooky” as my four-year-old would say.

I opened the garage door, half-walked, half-ran to their back door, let the cat in, closed the garage door, and bolted back to the safety of my house.

There’s just something about a house without light.

There’s just something about people without light.

The thing is, we’ve all been without light at one time or another. Left to our own devices, we often choose darkness. But Christ can flip the switch. His sovereignty over our lives can mean the difference between living in darkness and living in light.

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5

Friends, my prayer for you today is this: that you will live as children of light.

Let’s talk: What are you afraid of? The dark? Spiders? Heights? How do you overcome your fears?





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