Monday, June 2, 2014

Darkness is Light to Him

"If I say, surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you." Psalm 139:11-12

When is it too dark for God?  When are we too far gone?  When is our sin too much for Him to bear?
We all know the answer to all of these questions will always be NEVER.  And yet, there are times in our lives that we feel as though we're in darkness.  Sometimes even after we've walked by His side or have faithfully followed His steps.  Even after having publicly claimed Him as our only savior and the light of our life, sometimes we find ourselves surrounded by the walls of a pitfall and we cannot see the light from above.
That doesn't mean that the light is not there.  Thankfully.

And is it possible that due to lack of light, we don't even realize we are in darkness?  It's no wonder so many us of live aimlessly through life, seemingly as though without a care.  Yet, in reality it's because of the lack of light that we have no idea where we are going.  And it isn't until we get a glimpse of light, that we begin to see the darkness we're actually in.  And most of the time, we want nothing more of it.  We run to the light.  For there is life in light!

What a beautiful visual for us to grasp the character of God!  To learn that light is a source of energy that allows us to see things for what they truly are.  I was studying the topic briefly with my 3rd grader the other day.  And if I got it right, I learned that light basically consists of  wavelengths of light, and every wavelength is a particular color. And so when we look at an object, the color we see is the result of the wavelengths that are reflected back to our eyes.  What a beautiful mystery!  Just like God's character.  He is that source that provides us with the opportunity to see things in life in the "colors" that reflect back at us.  Sometimes we see all of the colors of the rainbow. Sometimes the colors are so vivid and alive.  And we feel so full of life.  And then there's darkness.  What's there to see then?

But His word says that darkness is as light to Him.  There are no barriers, no limitations, no boundaries for God and His light source.  Therefore, even when we believe to be in darkness, He brings light.  He dwells in light.  And light always draws out the dark.  Always.  Therefore, whether you're in the dark pit today or slowly fading into a fog that leads to darkness, know that He whom gave His life for you remains always faithful.    And there is no pit dark enough to keep Him from you.  Call out to Him.

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