Genesis 1:3-4 (NLT)
3Then 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.
I have often wondered if God meant for the separation of “light” and “darkness” in the above bible passage to actually be a metaphor for Jesus and Satan or good and evil. God created light first and then He separated the light from the darkness. Maybe God was telling us no matter what He will guide us with His light regardless of how dark it may seem. If you think about it you can’t see into the darkness until you have a light and in the light there is no darkness. Since all is visible in the light what is there to fear?
But I have a question for you, what about the in between stage you know just before the break of dawn or the onset of dusk? Where does that fit into the separation of “light” and “darkness,” or good and evil? It’s only a few minutes before the break of dawn and the light shines revealing all and dusk seems more of a subtle change into darkness, don’t you think. When I invited Jesus (the Light) into my heart I knew something was different at that very moment. The subtle change into darkness is almost like someone put the dimmer mode on your light source. At first you hardly notice how the light has changed if you even notice, Satan is sneaky that way. Satan will creep in through the music you listen to, the movies you watch, the computer/websites you visit, and the books/magazines you read. The Evil one is ready at a moment’s notice to entice you into sin or darkness. At first it is such a minuscule change that hardly anyone notices but then the darkness increases and people begin to take notice. It is as if someone is sliding the dimmer switch slowly down until the light is almost gone. You’re not in the full light nor are you in complete darkness so where is your dimmer switch?
Nothing can be or is hidden in the light your whole heart is revealed. Jesus is calling us to His light and with a simple prayer of the heart His light can be yours forever. If you believe He is the Son of God, that He died for your sins, that God raised Him from the dead, and you receive Him, forgiveness is yours upon repentance and you will have eternal life. Instantly, you feel the dimmer switch moving up higher and higher as you seek His face and soon you are no longer in the dimmer mode.
As for the darkness nothing is revealed. There is no forgiveness in the darkness for what is there to forgive after all; we are blinded to so many things in the darkness, aren’t we? Unfortunately, your eyes do adjust to the lack of light but our deception is that we think no one can see into “our” darkness. There is but One who can see in and He is willing to light your way home. Know that you are never alone in the darkness for he is always by your side!
John 1:5 (NLT)
The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it.
Oh, how this verse fills me with such hope that the light of the world will never ever be extinguished. This is one of my favorite bible verses that I often stand on in times of trouble.
Are you going to shine your light for Jesus or turn the light off because you can’t be in dimmer mode forever, you must choose?