God is pure goodness. We can’t and won’t see a dark side of Him. We can’t walk in darkness and walk with the light of God. We must strive to “let (our) your light shine before men” (Matt 5:16). I find that the danger in this is that man will be attracted to our darkness as much as our light. Since man is inherently evil, he will be drawn towards the darkness. Yet, it is the light of God that we want to shine on man. We want to share the goodness of God to this dark and dreary world. Only the light of God can expose the evil hidden in the hearts and mind of man. (Eph 5:7-14).
The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 7:7-14 about his personal struggle with sin. He provides a word picture for us that shows that evil is present in us. We want to continue to repent, study, pray and meditate on Scripture. In doing so, we reduce the darkness and increase the light.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” That’s a sad commentary that plays out too often today.
I hope your light is shinning. If it isn’t, you might be casting a shadow. God wants you to shine your light. What is your “wake?” In this I mean, do you leave destruction everywhere you go? Or, is everywhere you go better because of your presence? I certainly hope it’s the latter and not the former. Either way, start letting your light shine. This way men and women will be drawn to God because of you. Let your wake be one that transforms lives by the Gospel.
In His grip