Light or Dark

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 The darkness that surrounds us will be repealed and tossed away.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.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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