“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light” Ephesians 5:8.
All Christians were once partakers of darkness but now are partakers of light! It is impossible to be both at the same time. Light produces goodness, righteousness and truth (vs. 9). “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” John 3:20, 21.
Walking in light reveals God’s light in our daily lives. By our conduct we bring God’s light into a dark world. We carry the torch that exposes people’s sin and ungodliness. But we cannot stop there. We must produce fruit. What good is it to tell someone their house is on fire and not do anything to help them? Do we just tell them that the house is on fire and walk away leaving them to battle the fire on their own? No, we pitch in! First we get everyone to safety and then we call in help! Once the fire is out we pitch in to help clean up the mess. This same scenario should be true for the believer’s life. As children of the light we are exposing a child of darkness’ need for light. We reveal God’s true holiness to them and show the unbeliever their true condition without Christ. Simply put, we show them the fire. Then we get them to safety. We witness to them. We tell them of the safety of eternal security in Christ. They might not have a conversion experience at that time but the seed is planted. They have heard the Gospel message and it’s up to the Holy Spirit to work in their hearts. Next, we “pitch in and help clean up”! This is called discipleship. We do not go in and start wagging our fingers but instead we IN LOVE, teach them God’s truth. We help them begin their spiritual walk with the Father of Light!
Dear Jesus, I pray that my life reveals Your light to others. My sincere prayer is that I may witness to someone today and show them how wonderful and gracious You are Lord. I pray that I am a beacon of light in such a dark world. I pray that Your light shines through me to reach the lost and dying.