When we live close to God, we can be like sunlight in the storm instead of being darkened by the confusion and fear that surrounds us. A ray of sunlight is directly connected to the sun; and the sun is always ABOVE the storm. If we are directly connected to God, can the storms of life darken us? Jesus said “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.” (Matthew 5:14)
Just as the storms can never reach as high as the sun and blot it out; the darkness can’t hide God’s light. If we are God’s child, and have His powerful light within us, the only way this light is dimmed, is if we allow the darkness to invade us from the inside. We can’t take darkness into our soul and expect to reflect God’s light.
When we keep our life holy, we can live in the beauty Isaiah described Israel: “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the people; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” (Isaiah 60:1-3) When our life is filled with God’s light, His glory “makes us beautiful” and those being buffeted by the storm are drawn to the beauty they see. (vs. 9)
When the storms come, we CAN be a ray of sunlight.
When we’re so strongly connected to God that experiencing Him is better than living in darkness, then when the storms come, we KNOW we are loved. Others know we are loved too—they can see it shining from within us.
When God is present in us, He chases the darkness away.
“God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 1:5)
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