“Light”

I know what it is like to live in darkness! I speak in both a physical and spiritual sense. My first three years out of high school I worked in a dark room, printing at Technicolor, right next to Universal Studios.

But all those years prior to Technicolor, I also lived in the dark. In answer to a question, “What could be worse than being blind?” Fanny Crosby, the great hymnist of the 20th Century said, “Being sighted and not being able to see.” Now there is a blind woman that saw more than most sighted people. My early life was all about me!  Everything at every sensory level was in, of, for, and through me.

As you might expect, that was a very lonely life…a dark life. Me, myself, and I, seemed very happy. How could I not? It was all I knew. I had grown accustomed to me, pleasing me. I had become familiar with my world, settled into and adjusted with life as I knew. Just as those three years in Technicolor, I acclimated to the darkness.

But along the way I was noticing bread crumbs that eventually led me to Him, to Life, the Life, that is the Light of men (John1:4). And that One called me, “…out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 1:9)  Whoa…like John Newton: “I once was blind but now I see!”

This is who we are now! “…Sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness” (1 Thess. 5:5).

Let us “walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8).

Pastor Mike