You know that feeling you get when you turn on the light in the bathroom after walking down a dark hallway in the middle of the night because you really really (really) have to pee? And it’s, like, painful because your eyes had adjusted to see in the dark and the light literally hurts your eyes? As people in a fallen world, we’ve succumbed to darkness. It feels natural because we’re used to it, and it’s comfortable. When God comes in and first opens our eyes to see the light and who He is, it kind of sucks. We see our ill-deserving selves and our brokenness and the truth of how this world is truly doing. But as our eyes adjust, if we continue looking and see more clearly, there’s the redemption and healing and God’s overwhelming love and grace and mercy that justifies us before Him.
And if we look long enough as God reveals Himself to us, we’d never want to be in the dark again. The freedom Christ brings and the deep joy and satisfaction in His Spirit is too good to pass up.
Praise God for giving us light.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” – 1 Peter 2:9