Today I have thought about light; bright lights that hurt your eyes when you look at the light such as the sun or the light from a welding machine. The light from a spot light or the light from a light house.
They all serve a purpose; a reason for being.
The sun makes things grow, warms the earth and lights the darkness so we can see. The lighthouse lights up the darkness so ships can manuever at night. I could go on and on but I thing you get the point.
Before God saved us we were dark; we are born sinners; yes we includes everyone. Our hearts were dark and empty; we live our lives groping around trying to find our way in the darkness. Looking for our purpose; our reason for being. Trying to do things on our own. So what’s missing? The Light.
After God saves us we are light in the Lord; we are to shine the way for others who are in the darkness to God who is Light.
For it is you who light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness.
Psalms 18:28 (ESV)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7 (ESV)
So what is our purpose? To walk (live) in the light to help others who are in the dark by telling them about the true source of light: God
How bright is your light? Can others see the Light (God) in you? We should be shining bright
Keep it real
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
Ephesians 5:8 (NIV) http://bible.us/Eph5.8.NIV84