It’s 2 am when the light in the darkened room turns on. The darkness of the night is chased away as you immediately shield your eyes from the brightness of the light now shining in your face. Painfully you open your eyes as they begin to adjust to the brightened room around you. Minutes pass by as you slowly become accustomed to your new surroundings.
We live in a world of darkness and sin. One that continually abandons its God in search of the immediate yet fleeting desires of the flesh. As the world gets darker, those that stand firm in the faith become brighter and brighter. Each of us is born with the light within us. This light grows brighter and brighter as we keep God’s commandments and serve him. The light diminishes as we sin and follow the darkness of this world.
Those in the world chasing after darkness will undoubtedly feel uncomfortable around those with whom the light resides. Darkness will always be repulsed by the light. Try is it might, the light always prevails over the darkness.
As the world looks for and finds more and more ways take us deeper into the darkest abyss, the light within us can shine forth to lead us and others safely out. The brightness of our light is directly proportionate to our commitment to Jesus Christ and our adherence to his gospel and commandments. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven.” Mathew 5:16
The brightness of your light is up to you.