Can You See Me Now? ~ May 31

Can You See Me Now?

Most bad things happen in the dark.

And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:5

Man is inherently sinful, and yet there is good in us; sin represented by darkness, and good by light. The light in each of us is the inner knowing of what’s right and what’s wrong, and it pulls us gently toward doing the right thing. Our sinful nature is often stronger, and distracts us from the light.

I have several nightlights in my home that are designed to work only when it’s dark in the room they’re in. They give out just enough light so I won’t bump into things, and possibly hurt myself (or break things!). When sunlight fills the room, or the lights are turned on, the nightlight goes off.

Our inner light works much the same way as those nightlights; it gives us just enough light/goodness to keep us from doing most bad things, but not enough to keep us from doing things that don’t seem so bad at the time. But when we turn on the lights within us by turning our hearts and minds toward God, the darkness is eliminated, and the little safety light isn’t necessary. Luckily, it remains on standby, because most of us will need it again.

Love God, and you will find your nightlight being used less and less.


  1. Sherry Mashburn said

    He is my beacon directing me to safer shores.

  2. Raivenne said

    I like the analogy, well put my friend.

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