Do you prefer the light or the dark? Do you prefer good or evil? How do you put your preferences into action? Are you fearful of the dark and evil? Do you stand in awe of God’s light and goodness?
We often see things in simple terms. There is light and dark. There is good and evil. We see it in our movies. There are the good guys and the bad guys. There is the person in the right and those who would do them wrong.
In some ways, movies and television mirror our society. The basics are there, though Hollywood adds a life’s worth of peripheries in a two-hour movie. But in the end, we all see good and bad in our lives, and we can identify with the characters on the screen.
Let’s go back to our preferences. If our preference is to be in the light, we need to spend more time with God. He is the true light. In fact, his light is far brighter than anything we have ever seen. It is brighter than our sun. His light dispels all darkness.
On the other hand, if we prefer darkness, there is no need to engage with God. However, that doesn’t mean he won’t engage with us. God engages with everyone, whether they recognize it or not. At some point, we all come into the light. The darkness that surrounds us will be repealed and tossed away.
God’s desire is that we choose to be in the light of Jesus Christ. We come into that light as we come to know Him. When we fully know Him, there is no need to fear evil anymore. We live in the comfort and peace of knowing Jesus has overcome all evil.
I pray we all seek to be in the light of Jesus. I pray we shun the evil of this world. I pray each one of us chooses to know Jesus fully and step into the light He provides for us. Choose light over dark. Choose good over evil. Choose to know Christ. Step into the light. Feel His love for you. Rid yourself of fear.
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.