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June 20 | Ephesians 5:8-14


 

DAILY READING


 

REFLECTION

 

Darkness Meets Light

by Judy Webb

 

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” (Ephesians 5:8)


Have you ever been afraid of the dark? Maybe as a child you needed the comfort of a nightlight. Just that little bit of light in your room to provide a sense of safety and security. That feeling of unknown enemies just waiting in the dark corners, or in closets, or under the bed unnerved us. Then we grew up and no longer need the security a small light provides. We didn’t fear what lay under the bed; there were plenty of grown-up concerns or thoughts to lose sleep over.


As Christians, we need not fear these things. We don’t need be afraid of the dark because we know that Jesus overcame the darkness. And we can step out of the shadows and into the light with confidence. Only when we emerge from the dark corners of our sinful existence, do we see clearly.


"And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:3-4)


When you read Ephesians 8:5, did it remind you of the day or season when you recognized how dark and foreboding your life was? Can you recall how different everything seemed once God’s light shone on all things around you? There was a time I was hanging on for dear life, at the end of my rope, trapped in darkness of my own doing. I did the only thing left for me to do. I called out to God for help, for rescue from a life of darkness and hopelessness. The rest is history. From that moment on, everything changed. Little by little each day, the clouds lifted, and the sun/Son showed bright all around me.


“Find out what pleases the LORD.” (Ephesians 5:10)


There is much talk these days about the darkness surrounding us, and we don’t know what to do about it. As Christians who have been saved, we only need to reflect on our own salvation, on our Savior, and we know what to do. “…To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with the LORD.” (Micah 6:8)

 

PRAYER

Dear Jesus,

Thank you so much for your mercy and grace, but mostly for Salvation. Teach me daily, the power of your Word in my life and show me how to share it every day. Amen.



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robin.lorms
Jun 20

Good morning, Judy.


Your rescue from the darkness reminds me of my own. I was steeped in sin and at the end of my rope because of alcohol addiction. God heard my plea for a rescue and My Redeemer came to the rescue. Jesus changed everything for me and does daily as I read His Word and contemplate His salvation. Being sanctified is a true gift that is something I cannot take for granted. Our growth in living a life of joy and peace is only possible as we are sanctified daily in our journey coming closer to the day we enter the fullness of His glory.

Thank you for sharing some of your story and how God brought you…


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