Scripture for Today: Ephesians 5:8-9 “For you were once in darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists of all goodness, righteousness and truth.)”
It was hard to see our granddaughter having to go through light treatment for her jaundice. But the light was necessary to break down the excess bilirubin in her blood. She was surrounded with that light above and below. That special light in the blue and green spectrum changed the bilirubin molecules so that they could be evacuated from her little three-day old body. What a difference as the yellow tint to her eyes and skin disappeared!
Today’s verse encourages believers to live as children of light. Darkness was our past with its evil, unrighteousness and deceit. But now there is light because of the Lord. His light breaks down and eliminates everything dark in us. Believers can now live a life characterized by goodness, righteousness and truth. His light gives life (John 1:4). The light He shines on us changes life with its healing and warmth. With His light we can see what is dark and in humility confess it to Him. And we can be a light to others, bringing them to the Source.
Although so much darkness surrounds me, the light He sheds will never be overwhelmed by it. I may feel insignificant but even a small pinpoint of light dispels darkness. He wants me to let His light shine to those who are unwittingly living in the dark. The fruit of His light is what will attract others to Him. Living a life of goodness, righteousness and truth is living the life He modeled. But it does not happen without the filling of His Spirit, and the gifts of His strength and power!
Lord, make me a light today.