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Let there be light

Adeze Ojukwu

Light connotes positivity. It’s semantic import is reflective of life and goodness.

The bible often equates it with life. In the midst of swirling darkness, that pervaded the earth before creation, God said ‘Let there be light.’

Indeed without light, little or nothing can be achieved, hence the admonition to work in the day.

Our Daily Bread devotional for today dwelt on this theme.

‘God’s first utterance in the work of creation was to give light. That wasn’t because He needed light to do His work; no, the light was for us.’

‘Light enables us to see Him and to identify His fingerprints on the creation around us, to discern what is good from what is not, and to follow Jesus one step at a time in this vast world.’

However, despite God’s light, the world seems to be getting darker and more dangerous, for both man and the environment.

But the bible offers much hope and strength to overcome darkness and the devil, whose main ambition is to ‘steal, kill and destroy.’

Cheerily, Jesus Christ, is the solution to man’s struggles with Satan and the darkness.

The bible provides the weapon needed to resist the devil and the horrible mission against humanity.

In Matthew 5, Jesus offers a profound teaching on this subject.

14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

In John 1, Jesus declared himself as the light of the world.4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Sadly many operate in darkness, in order to hide their evil ways, according to John 3.

19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.

21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

Everyone has a choice to walk in the light of God or dark world of Satan and sin.

May we all choose the light, which Jesus offers freely to every one, who humbly comes to him.

For further insight on this theme, you may read Our Daily Bread devotional for today.

Kindly click on the link below, to access the resource. https://odb.org/2022/05/01/light/

God bless you as you read and share this post.

Shalom

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