Tuesday: Psalm 3-5; Numbers 1.47-54; 1 John 1.5-10

From: Brittany Yeager

“…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1.5b

This passage got me thinking about the contrasting differences and striking similarities of light and darkness. Both have an all-encompassing nature to them. When you are surrounded by darkness, you can barely see your hand placed directly in front of your face. You stumble around a most-familiar room, groping about for some sense of spacial awareness, only to find things aren’t exactly as you remembered. And perhaps this is because you only know the room fully when it is bathed in light. And yet, as soon as the lights flicker on, we squint and strain as our eyes adjust to this once dark room now filled with light. What an odd experience!

Here in 1 John 1, we see that God is only light; there is no darkness found in him. And our God, who sees every dark place that we might find ourselves walking, invites us to walk in that all-illuminating light with him. What does light, completely unaffected and unmarked by darkness, look like? What would it mean for me to accept his invitation to walk in this light, to walk into the dark places knowing that I walk bathed in the light that contains no darkness at all? I imagine we would squint at first, startled by the brilliance of his light. But as our eyes adjusted, I imagine we would see things as they really are. 

May the light of Christ fill our eyes, our dark places, with life-altering brilliance in order that we would be transformed into the glorious image of our God who is light and in whom there is no darkness at all.

I am wife to Jon, mother to Ellie, daughter, sister, and friend. I enjoy heart-to-hearts over coffee, asking thoughtful questions, sharing a yummy meal, and singing good music.