There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night and stubbing your toe on something, hobbling around in pain then falling into something else. When we switch on the light, we see the culprit that caused our pain. That is what it is like before Jesus. We were born into the kingdom of darkness. We are apt to stumble from one injury to the next. Proverbs states, “The way of the wicked is like complete darkness. Those who follow it have no idea what they are stumbling over” (Proverbs 4:19 NLT).
At some point, we just accept “this is the way it is”, until something made us wonder. It may have begun simply looking at the night sky, having a sense that something greater is at work. It may have been the changing of the seasons, a baby’s cry or the kindness of a stranger. Something put our feet on the path toward the light.
Light by its very existence dispels darkness and it cannot exist in its presence. Light reveals the truth of our surroundings; it exposes fear, doubt and insecurity. Jesus said I am the Light of the World! By this statement, he said, “I am the Truth, I expose darkness and uncertainty, it cannot exist in my presence.” So why do so many continue to stumble? Jesus gave us the answer:
“God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it. There is no judgment awaiting those who trust him. But those who do not trust him have already been judged for not believing in the only Son of God. Their judgment is based on this fact: The light from heaven came into the world, but they loved the darkness more than the light for their actions were evil. They hate the light because they want to sin in darkness. They stay away from the light for fear their sins will be exposed and they will be punished. But those who do what is right come to the light gladly, so everyone can see that they are doing what God wants.” (John 3: 17-21 NLT)
You don’t have to stumble in darkness any longer. Come to Jesus, let him expose what has caused you to stumble.
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