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The Light Shines In The Darkness

May Encouragement 2024

Palm Sunday

“Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.” [Gen. 1:3 NASB95]

God spoke! There was light! God’s creative Word defined our world and how we are forever to relate to it.

He then made it very clear that He separated the light from the darkness.

“God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.” [Gen 1:4 NASB95]

God also called the light good. I don’t see Him calling the darkness good.

Now, let’s jump ahead and see what Jesus has to say about light and darkness. 

Oh look, it’s still separated!

He said, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it”. [John 1:5 NLT]

Just pause for a moment here. What do you imagine when you read this Scripture? 

When I read this, I picture myself as strong in Christ, but I also see darkness trying to overtake me! Who we are according to God’s Word is what really matters in the midst of this world’s darkness.

Jesus said in Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world!” 

So here we are friends, in a world that not only looks and feels incredibly dark, but is dark. We can read all about it and see it on a daily basis. 

Ephesians 5:13-16 says:

“But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.” For this reason it says, "Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine on you. Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” 

Walk wisely!

Fully awake!


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