Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DARKNESS AND LIGHT



It was August. It was hot. It was humid. It had been a long day. The children were fussy. Dad was grumpy. Mom had to deal with it all. The TV had been talking about storms all day. It was late in the evening. The wind was picking up. Over in the west storm clouds were forming. It was getting dark early. Mom called for all the kids to come inside. Dad was folding the lawn chairs. Finally everyone was safe inside the house. The wind began to howl. The dog hid under the bed. The cat went to his safe place in the bath tub. He hid under the shower curtain. The family gathered around the kitchen table. Mom was prepared with candles and matches placed in the center of the table. The windows were closed. The curtains were closed. She was prepared. Then the power went off. No power, no lights. It was dark in the house. The children began to whimper and the dog howled. Then it happened. Mom struck a match and lit a candle. All at once it was light. The darkness was gone. It was light. Everyone could see. The light overcame the darkness. Ephesians Chapter 5 talks about darkness and light. It says "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light" - Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness. Light makes everything visable. We know that light overcomes darkness. When you light a match darkness is overcome by light. Sin hides in darkness and it is exposed by light. The Bible says we are light in the lord. Be careful how you live. Don't hide in darkness. Live as children of light.
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14 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Good post, JT!

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Gorges.

Ken said...

Amen! Live as children of light. Great post JT

God bless,
Ken

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Ken. We are children of light.

Jane said...

We should all be living in the light,don't know how much time we have left. Great post!!! I love the candle on the side bar. Blessings jane

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Jane. Keep living in the light.

*The Old Geezer said...

Many are on the wide road that leads to destruction simply because they will not come to the light. They love their sins more than God... sad :-(

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Ron. Let your light shine!

jel said...

hey JT,
hope all is well

take care

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Jel. All is well and I hope everything is good with you.

Ms Lesa said...

My God! speak to me...Amen & Amen

JT said...

Thanks for your comment Ms Lesa. I tried to leave a comment on your blog but I got a pop up that said for members only. God Bless You.

lioneagle said...

Hi -

Wonderful words of comfort. Very well stated.

Glory to GOD - our everlasting light. GOD said "Let there be light..."

JT said...

Thanks for your comment lioneagle.