“For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light – for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true” (Ephesians 5:8-9).
Our world is facing incredible challenges.
- A tiny air-born virus has completely rocked the world
- In the midst of all that, the penned up frustration of racial inequality and injustice has erupted all over our country
- More Americans are self-declaring that they are depressed than at any other time in modern history
- There are millions out of jobs, out of income, wondering how they will make it to the end of the week
You feeling better yet?
If you find yourself struggling, bummed out, emotionally spent, or just numb…welcome to the club.
All this. All that’s described above…that’s the darkness that Paul is talking about in our text. For once we were darkness and lived in darkness.
But now in the Lord we are light.
Did you catch that? We are light, not because our world has changed, but because our location has changed. We are no longer alone in the darkness. We are in the Lord. And because we are in the Lord in the midst of the darkness, there’s a light shining. It’s called hope.
You see, there is no amount of darkness in the universe that can overcome the power of light from one tiny little candle. But, imagine…the light we are talking about is not a tiny little candle, but the One who created light! The light of the sun cannot hold a candle next to the Creator of the sun.
Because of who Jesus, “in the Lord we are light. Live as children of light – for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.”
Because of Jesus, we are to live as children of light. What does that look like? “For the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.”
- All that is good…
- All that is right…
- All that is true…
This is what the fruit of the light looks like.
Your home work for today is to think on and write down and make a list of all those things that are good, then all those things that are right, and finally all those things that are true. After you’ve made that list, that becomes your to do list for today!
Have a fantastic day, children of light!