23 November 2012

Thanksgiving Challenge, Day 23

Day #23: I'm thankful that God is light.

"For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ" (2 Corinthians 4:6).

"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out 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, purifies us from all sin" (1 John 1:5-7)

When the angels announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds, they were not afraid because they saw angels, they were afraid because "the glory of the Lord shone around them" (Luke 2:9). The glory (or weight or worth) of God is described as shining. I love this word picture. There is no darkness at all in God. He created light, he is the light, and he is the source of our light. And as we walk in his light we live in fellowship with God and others.

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