CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
1 John 1:5-6
This Scripture passage says that God is the perfect light. He is light that is pure and holy. He is the image of perfect goodness and love. There is no sin or wickedness in Him. All that he created is good. His thoughts, plans and ways reflect His nature. We can find no stain in him. He is just and righteous.
Imagine entering a room where all the walls are painted pure, spotless white. It would be an eyesore to find a single speck of dirt or anything colored that would stand in contrast to the purity of the white walls. Your first instinct would probably to get rid of that object immediately as it doesn’t belong in the room.
If we say that we are one with God, that we have surrendered our lives to Him, then our lives must also reflect the kind of God that He is. Being justified by God through Jesus, all our sins have been washed away. We are cleansed by His blood. We, who were once wretched, have been made righteous. We no longer are the people we were before Jesus saved us. We cannot keep on living in sin because our old self has died, and cannot continue in our old ways.
As our old self has died with Jesus on the cross, we become new beings when we resurrected with him from the dead. If we say, we have been born again through Christ Jesus; our ways are now the ways of the Lord. The life we live now is not our own but by faith in the Son of Man (Galatians 2:20).
We have become the children of light. If we still live as our old self, we may have only been fooling ourselves.
Given that instant glorification is not possible while we are here on earth, it is possible that we can continue to become holy and righteous as we abide in God. As foreigners living in this world, there will be a constant struggle with sin and temptations (John 17:16). But the children of light, whose faith is anchored in God, would not willingly give themselves up to sin. Instead, they would cry out to God day and night to always keep their ways in the light of God’s ways. Surely, a person who fellowships with God will also be a light to this world (Matthew 5:14).
Are there any specks in your life that do not belong there? Are there any “colored” objects that need to be taken out from the purity that Jesus’ blood is covering your with? Lift this up in prayer and surrender it to God. For light cannot have anything to do with darkness.