The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.
Isaiah 9:2 ESV
Light is a good thing. It sure beats trying to walk in darkness! How many Legos have been stepped on and toes slammed into things in the middle of the night?
Having light also exposes issues you might not normally see, imperfections, uncleanliness and so forth.
But you can get used to being in the dark. You can spend so much time in the dark that your eyes become used to it and you just accept it.
But this isn’t about just seeing with your eyes. This is about seeing with your spiritual eyes.
You see Isaiah talks about people who have walked in darkness seeing a great light. But at that very moment, they have a decision to make.
Will they walk towards the light or shrink back to the darkness? More plainly, will they come to the Lord after seeing what He has done for them, His offer of eternal life in obedience to God, or will they continue living for themselves, even if it means temporarily?
Seeing is not the same as believing. A changed life and a decision to live for Jesus is walking in the light.
He has shone brightly in your life, even when you haven’t realized it. How will you respond?
Father, thank You for Your light! Help me to walk in the light all the days of my life.