The Dark Side

We live in a dark world.

Jesus said that we are supposed to be a light in this dark world.

Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.

If there is one thing I know about darkness, it is this.  It likes to be dark.  I know, deep stuff, right?  But think about it.  Light drives the darkness away, and darkness is always trying to find some way around the light.  A shadow here and secret space there.  Gradually, if the light beings to fade the darkness slowly creeps in until it's too late.  

Darkness hates the light because darkness can never force itself on it.  In other words, darkness can never extinguish the light.  But it will always stand ready to fill any void in our hearts, our lives and even our ministries.  This is why we need the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  Empowering us to be a light unto our world.  Beyond service, beyond "feel good religion" we need a passion to change the world.  

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, empower me by your Holy Spirit to be a light in this dark world.  AMEN  

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