Monday, June 25, 2007
Living in the light...
I've been memorizing scripture as my monthly experiment this month. It's been full and timely... I've been committing 1 John chapter 1 to memory, and hoping to add chapters from there... it'd be cool to do a whole book. Anyway, I love it. AND it's neat the way God times things out or invades our time (depends on whose angle you look from I suppose)... anyway, I'm struck by this verse today, "This is the message God has given us to announce to you, God is light, there is no darnkness in Him AT ALL. So, we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in Spiritual darkness. But if we are living in the light of God's presence, as Christ is, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His son, cleanses us from every sin."
The thing that struck me is that spiritual darkness leads to isolation. And spiritual LIGHT leads to community. If we live in the light of God the first fruits of it is that we will have fellowship with each other. Isn't that the story of the prodigal son... and the reverse in the garden of Eden.. the cost of darkness is that we lose each other. But the beauty of light - what a celebration, we find each other!
Let's live in the light.