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September 3 | 1 John 1:5-10



1 John 1:5-10



Are You Afraid of the Dark or the Light?

by Mary Alice McGinnis

Do you remember being afraid of the dark as a kid? I can still picture laying in my bed and the light from the upstairs hallway casting shadows on my bedroom walls. My six-year-old mind would transform those innocent shadows into massive monsters that were ready attack me while I lay there alone in my bed.

John announces to us in today’s verses, “This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.”

We as humans have difficulty imagining anything like what John describes. Light and darkness seem to go hand and hand in our world.

All the people we have encountered in our lives, even the best of them, still have their dark side. We have never experienced joy without sorrow, love without hate or betrayal, hope without disappointment, life without death. So many would have us believe, this is just how it is meant to be. The “circle of life.” The yin and the yang.

But John points us to a different hope!! We have a God in whom there is NO darkness at all.