Day 36 P. 409-423
Susan and I get up early almost every day to run together. When I say early, I mean around 3:30 am – 4:00 am. The need for light when running early in the morning is acute. This becomes even more important when running in an unfamiliar area. We rely completely on the light that illuminates our path. When we are in the darkness we depend on the light. When we are in the darkness, we focus on the light. When we are in the darkness, we are visible because of the light. Early in today’s reading the writer uses the term Light six times.
1. God is Light
2. Walk in the Light
3. He Himself is in the Light
4. The true Light is already shining
5. The one who says he is in the Light
6. The one who loves his brother abides in the Light
Today I have been reminded of the need to understand the Light. I was drawn to the progression of the use of the term Light. Where would we be without the Light? I see people running without light frequently. I often wonder how they are able to see without a light. How can they see obstructions? How can they see the path? How do they know where the edge of the path is located? In the same way that I depend on my running light, I need to rely on the Light. I need to depend on the Light, I need to focus on the light, and I will become more visible because of the Light. When we are in the Light, the Light is visible in our behavior. The Light removes us from the darkness, and the Light enables us to shine brightly in a dark world. We need to shine bright today!
About The Author
Kevin Linthicum is the minister of evangelism/missions for Oakland Heights Baptist Church. He enjoys spending time with his family, and outdoor recreation with Sudan. He is thankful for the opportunity to serve on the team at OHBC.