The story of creation is also our story, brothers and sisters in Christ.
Just as He spoke light into the darkness of creation, He has spoken light into the darkness of our lives, friends. We who have received the gift of the Holy Spirit are alive within a world of dry bones, shining like a lighthouse high on a hill to warm others of the dangers of the darkness and issue them into the light where it is good.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
Genesis 1:3-5 NLT
Are your lights burning brightly this morning, or do you fear that your light may only remain a small, flickering flame. I’m here to encourage you, friends, because if that flame were our own striving, our own sinlessness, our own perfection, our own works — it would be doomed to be stamped out by the onslaught of circumstances, of trial, of temptation, of suffering. But this fire that we carry is not one of our own forging — but is given to us as a gift from God, a spoken and written and demonstrated in the flesh promise:
15 “If you love me, obey my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. 17 He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
John 14:15-17 NLT
Do you love Him?
Will you seek Him and His will?
We have an advocate in Christ Jesus Himself, who asks on our behalf for this gift of the Holy Spirit “who will never leave” us.
Has He sought you and bought you from darkness and into light, friend?
If so, celebrate! Rejoice! Dance! Shout! Sing!
Let His light shine bright, for “this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine” is a child’s song not about a fragile flickers that might go out of not protected — but a roaring fire ordained by God that cannot be extinguished.
God bless you, children of God. And peace is with you, and always will be, because His Word is true and never fails. Go and take this light with you. Amen.
Old Testament: http://bible.com/r/H
- Genesis 1
- Psalms 1
- Joshua 1