“Once you were darkness, but now in the Lord, you are light.  Live as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8

 

This passage seems to have a statement of fact and then a command. It says we ourselves were darkness, then became light in the Lord. This was given to us. How do we then follow the command, to live as children of light? Maybe it is an ongoing learning process.  How do we even recognize when we are operating out of darkness?  What are the clues? When I have been in absolute darkness, even a tiny point of light seemed a stunning contrast. All around may be dark, but one candle can make all the difference, one flashlight can show the next step, one sliver of hope can act as a guidepost. Light can be a beacon, a sustaining presence by which we find our way. If we are light, we might be such a beam for others.

 

Teach me how to stay “in the Lord” that I may live as a child of light. Amen

 

                                                                                                            Judy Leatherwood Smith

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