This morning, I was reflecting on a number of things when this thought came to my consciousness, “When the light comes on, the crickets stop chirping.”
Then I read these timely verses:
“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” —John 3:19-21
Good versus evil? Light versus darkness? Truth versus lies? Have you ever taken a moment to really consider these forces—to give proper respect to what they are and how they are? I have been thinking…
about how effective and powerful Christian fellowship would be if all who profess their love for Christ fought to love each other. Sure, it sounds easy…to love your Sister, to love your Brother. Love, however, is an action word. In my Wendy Williams’ voice, “How you actin’?”
There is so much devastation living in dark places, perpetrating as solid Rock for building beautiful structures upon. No one shouts about the heap of dead fruit being produced, yet armies boldly plot to destroy healthy blooms. Is that where the confusion resides? Do people get a pass because they profess the same faith? Do we not know the tree from the fruit? No one remembers the biblical lessons about Jesus’ anger regarding making His house a den of thieves? (You know that’s real, right?)
Oh but the presence of light…. Its illumination changes the atmosphere. Its very power is undeniable. UNDENIABLE and formidably respected by the doers of deeds in the dark. UNDENIABLE and contagiously inspiring to those doing deeds through God. So, shelve your fear and radiate. Your presence has Light affects.