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Embrace The Light

We must take stock in all of our darkness in order to embrace the coming light. Let the “Light of Life”, Christ, light your way. With Him comes new life and a new hope. He is the light of an eternal day, absent of any darkness!

The light comes to drive out the darkness. To put it on the run! The light, though, does not only illuminate the darkness. It also reveals the light! It reveals its power, its authority, and its purity. It reveals that only by grace does it come. It also reveals our hopelessness, for we are powerless to control it or influence it.

The light shines on whom it wills. It will either reveal the coming of light or it will reveal the coming of darkness. The light will bring with it new life! The light will also bring with it death! For what is dark, cannot survive in the light.

Each one of our journeys began in darkness, until light came to us one day! The people who walked in darkness saw a great light! Whether the coming of this light brings to us life or death, depends on which we comprehend. Or, which we are apprehended by. Powerless man knows only a history of being lost and alone in the darkness.

What a sad commentary, to know the light has come and those in darkness could not comprehend that it came from Heaven. Multi-colored it passes from dawn to noonday to the setting of each day’s Sun. How can it go unnoticed? Even still, the darkness can not lay hold of the light! Or in plain terms—We would not let the light lay hold of us! To overtake our darkness! To pass from darkness to light.

Which will you lay hold of today: light or darkness? What is the light of Christ illuminating in your life today?

John 8:12 “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.”

 

Looking Back

Looking back at the setting of many suns,
I see all my days that have come and gone.
All my regret will not change even one.
In the west was all their settings,
After each day good or bad it was done.

The setting Sun is nature’s grand celebration.
Brilliant colors of yellow, orange, and red.
It is a glorious display of God’s beautiful creation.
Celebrating another day so fleeting,
Our Creator is finally putting to bed.

The past has disappeared with the light.
Putting to rest both the good and the bad.
In its place comes the dark of the night.
Leaving us only to our reflecting,
On both of the happy and the sad.

Looking forward to the rise of a new Sun,
Embrace the light to come shining so bright.
Darkness will once again be put on the run.
And with it He will be bringing,
A new hope rising out of the night.

Ron C. Kyker

About Ron

I am a layperson with 35 yrs. of teaching Sunday School, bible studies, and preaching on occasion. I teach a bible study in a local prison. I am a 36 yr. counselor/social worker. I am disabled and have devoted the past four years to studying, praying, and writing about my greatest love; this gospel of Jesus Christ that has the power to save a man's soul. I also write devotions for a Church in Marion, VA and I write for an orphanage/ministry in Zambia, Africa.

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