‘If I say, “surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” EVEN the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright like the day, for darkness IS AS light to you.’
How many, many times I have read psalm 139! Today verses 11-12 speak afresh as I realize the further implication of its truth.
Daniel 2:22: “He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells WITH Him. “
Under the blanket of either literal darkness or the darkness of heart secrets we think that we can coast through life as though every thought, intention or action could slip by unnoticed.
Hebrews 4:13; “And NO creature is hidden from His sight, but all are NAKED and EXPOSED to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
Hmmmm……so why do we run around as though our lives were hidden under a cloak of concealment? Do we understand what the Word of God says? Do we care? THERE IS NO DARKNESS! EVERYTHING is in light, EVERYTHING!! Everything is seen, everything exposed.
Our inclination is to hide; our flesh instinctively produces a flight path of fear; fear calls out for a hiding place, a place to run to, but away from whatever is producing the fear.
As I ponder this in light of the Word of God this morning I realize that if the the Word says this,(see above scripture) then there is great need for us to understand its full implication. So without reading more into scripture than what was inteneded for us, I simply embrace this truth this a.m as my earthly father taught me…read the word literally.
Are you hiding from God today? What is there in your life that you think your Maker is turning a blind eye to? What secret sin do you need to see through the Word today, a sin that is already naked and exposed to God? How much of your emotional energy are you spending every day trying to conceal what the Word of God says stands in the light anyway?
Darkness is as light to God….this truth does not bring fear to me, it brings great comfort, and a great sigh of relief. It delivers another wing of freedom! What it means is that my life is an OPEN book, open to the One whose “STEADFAST LOVE STANDS FIRM FOREVER.”
THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR! 1John 1:9 says, “IF we confess our sins, HE IS FAITHFUL, and WILL forgive us our sins AND cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness!” ; Romans 8:1 says, “There is NO CONDEMNATION for those who are in Christ Jesus!”
This is GREAT and awesome news, we can dance in full daylight, because of Jesus, because of what He did, the darkness is not darkness at all, we are plain stupid if we live thinking this and become slaves to its stronghold because truth says otherwise…
So dear soul, come clean, come into the light, choose it and lay down with full repentance whatever your cloak of darkness is and CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS….we have a SAVIOR! WAHOO !!!!! He came to reveal the light to us!!!
I close with this; 1 John 1:5-7, ‘THIS is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, “that God is light, and in Him is NO DARKNESS AT ALL. If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, WE LIE and do not PRACTISE the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His son cleanses us from ALL sin.”
THIS is great news….just think about it….