Abel Amadi

Walking in the Light – Part 1

Key verse: 1 John 1:5: “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not,” (KJV).

The world is a theatre of battles between darkness and light. This struggle began in Heaven and will continue till the end of the age. Light is a symbol of holiness, righteousness, purity, knowledge and everything good, while darkness is a symbol of Satan, sin, impurity, sickness, ignorance and every forms of evil.

The battle between light and darkness has been on since from the Garden of Eden. As we draw close to the end of the age, the devil is coming out with all forms of darkness to lure humanity. The Bible had already predicted this; “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness over the people …,” (Isaiah 60:2). This is manifesting in the form of violence, killing, cheating, kidnapping, lies, deception, heresies, fighting, immorality, among others.

The scriptures emphatically said that Christians are the light of the world. They are like a city built on a mountain that cannot be hidden (Matthew 5:14). As a child of God, you are to carry the light and manifest it in your environment in holiness, in righteousness and in good deeds. Every child of God should continually walk in light reflecting righteousness, holiness, truth, peace and hope. Your light must shine for all to see in keeping with the scriptural injunction: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven,” (Matthew 5:16).

Your light must shine before others may see the light of Jesus in your good works, in your loving, serving, in the way you speak to others, caring for others and in the way you relate to others. Your good deeds should shine in a world where there is so much darkness. In such a way that people might see your good deeds and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven. Jesus is the light who came into the world filled with darkness, so that, people may see light and never walk in blindness. The coming of light into the world brought order, direction and radiance to the world. Light is inevitable in human existence. Light is a metaphor for holiness, moral purity, knowledge, wisdom, grace, insight, illumination, understanding, intelligence, truth, hope, guidance, goodness, life, direction, and movement.

Light has only one purpose for existence, which is to dispel darkness. Imagine sitting in an auditorium with no lights, no windows to let in natural light, the people sitting there would be in pitch darkness; but let one person strike a match and all would see it! Light is of no value if it is hidden.

The Church must not be hidden in their beautiful cathedrals, but must go out to preach the gospel to the lost so that sinners can be converted. Light brings lasting transformation. Anywhere light enters there is bound to be transformation. When the light of God enters into a life such a life is bound to be transformed. When the light of God enters a community such a community is bound to witness transformation.

  • Today’s nugget: You are the light of the World.
  • Prayer: Lord help me to be a shining light.

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