The Light of Life
When I was a little girl, I was afraid of the dark. My imagination would vividly construct and reconstruct the possibilities of what was waiting for me in the quietness of the night. Every little creek, every little cricket, and even the silence itself spoke to the feasibility of nefariousness creeping in the hallway just outside my bedroom, lingering in the pitch black outside my window, or lurking in the shadows under my bed or in my closet. The only comfort to be found was to make the treacherous and frightful journey to my parents’ bedroom and to put together a pallet on the floor of a quilt and a pillow and wait out the remainder of the night.
When I was twelve, the Lord gave me the wisdom and fortitude to overcome. I realized, through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, that my fear was a choice. The fear itself did not leave right away, but the knowledge that I did not have to let it rule me gave me the freedom that I so desperately needed. As time passed, the victory was apparent. As anxious thoughts would roll in and hang about me like a suggestive fog, my mind and my heart would speak the truth of God’s Word, and the light of His truth would disperse the gray mist from my soul (“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105). The light of God’s promises uncovered the lies found buried within the fright (“But everything exposed by the light becomes visible–and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.” Ephesians 5:13).
It is possible to experience freedom–not just from fear but from any form of darkness, oppression, bondage, or sin. Whether it’s hopelessness, unforgiveness, depression, doubt, confusion, immorality, etc, keeping you paralyzed, you can have freedom in Jesus Christ: “When Jesus spoke again…He said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 8:12 And remember Christian, “…if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 So, today, stand up and walk in your freedom.
This Season, if there is anything that is shrouded in darkness in your life, allow Jesus Christ, THE Light, to disperse the darkness and set you free.