“…for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of light.” (Eph. 5:8)
Think of the moon without the sun. Darkness. Invisible. Useless as a light. Jesus is the Light of the world. He is our Son, sun, and Christians give off his light like the moon does the sun. Before we became Christians, we were in darkness, and we walked in darkness. We could not see where we were going and we could not help others who were in darkness with us. Jesus referred to it as the blind leading the blind.
We were in darkness, Paul writes. Not just in the dark but darkness personified. The darkness is the home of evil, and we lived in that home. Without the sunshine, the moon cannot shine and is in darkness. Without the Sonshine, we are in darkness and cannot give off any light to the world. Once we became Jesus’s, we joined the light. We are Light in the Lord just as we were darkness without him.
Since we have light and are light, there is no reason to walk in darkness anymore. So Paul tells us to walk as children of light. It seems there is a major difference in walking styles and the difference is visible for all to see.
John, in his first letter, echoes this teaching of Paul. He writes, “This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him, there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:5-7)
Task for today: Check your walk. Its either darkness or light and can’t be both. We can’t lie to god about it, and we shouldn’t lie to ourselves. If we are in the dark, we should come to the light. Every step today make sure you can see where your feet are leading. Check your light. Make sure you are reflecting the Sonlight.