Christ’s light exposes the darkness

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Christ’s light exposes the darkness             

Isaiah 2:5 “Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord”.

Extra Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5

Let me start by asking you a question: Does the light of God draw you near or causes you to hide somewhere in your house? What a funny question, you may say! How can anyone not be drawn to the light of God? The prophet Isaiah was drawn to the light. In his excitement he wanted God’s people in Jerusalem (and in all of Judah) to see what he saw. In the midst of darkness and fear he saw ahead of him a guiding light. He called on them all to join him in walking “in the light of the Lord.”

But not all of Isaiah’s neighbours shared his passion. Isaiah’s fellow citizens had been attracted to the paganism of the ancient world. “They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines….Their land is full of idols….” In the following verses Isaiah describes the result of the people’s spiritual stubbornness. He cynically advises them to run and hide in the rocks, away from the awesome scene of the splendor of the majesty of the Lord.

One last question: “What happens when Christ, the “light of the world” (John 8:12), draws near to you? By Christ’s Spirit we receive the humility to allow that light to illumine every dark corner of our lives. But there is more. By that same Spirit we can be drawn into a faith relationship with Jesus that fills us with His holiness. How are you doing in this area of your life?

Prayer: Lord Jesus, draw us into your light, that brings life eternal. Forgive us for trying to hide from the Light. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Rev. Samuel N. Modise   

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