Walk by the Light

Have you ever tried to navigate your house when it is pitch black inside?  I have and am able to do so by memory if I go slow enough, but I have grown reluctant since my children have begun to leave toys out.  Have you ever stepped on a die-cast car in bare feet?  Even if you don’t fall to the ground and hurt yourself that way, you stand a good chance of hurting your foot just from the little sharp corners pricking and cutting into your skin.  Imagine trying to move through your darkened house in a hurry – perhaps you heard the crash of glass, or the scream of one of your children.

In my haste, I try to rely on my memory, my good low light vision and my senses to keep me safe, but often find myself bumping into things, stepping on things that I had either failed to notice on the ground or had forgotten, or otherwise misjudging distances.  It is not that I don’t have flashlights or the ability to turn on the room lights or hall lights in order to see better, it’s that I choose not to do so either as a courtesy to my wife who is still asleep or to avoid waking up my other son.

There’s something else there as well though.  It’s a reliance on my own senses and recollection.  It’s an innate confidence that I can handle whatever I come across even in the dark of night.   It is in the many times I have slammed my head into something in the dark, stepped on a toy car, or kicked a door frame and broken a toe as I tried to pass through it that I have come to realize how foolish I am for trying to navigate the dark on my own.

Light and dark as an interplay within the Bible have been exhaustively examined.  My reliance on myself in navigating my house is a great example of how easy it is for us to trip up in life.  In the past, I have tried to navigate by faith, not in the Light, but in my own human senses and memory.  It would be much easier and less painful if I just reached over and grabbed my flashlight before I took the first step.

light-in-the-dark

The dark can be a frightening thing without a way to guide you through it.  It hides, conceals, dulls the senses in one aspect while elevating others to the point of hysteria even.  The imagination runs wild with all of the possibilities that can happen under cover of night.  It is no wonder to me that night is used as the metaphor for evil in the Bible as evil is easily recognized when exposed to the Light, but when darkness falls, it becomes much harder.  Psychologically, we all fear the night at some level and for good reason, danger lurks in the shadows at every turn waiting to trip us up and ruin us.

What are we to do?

Firstly, have faith in the Light of Christ.  Second, own the night.

So, a question to ponder – how can we come to own the night?

Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by this world’s light. It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they have no light.

John 11:9-10

You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.

John 12:35-36

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

John 12:46

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5

The people walking in darkness
    have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
    a light has dawned.

Isaiah 9:2

God has delivered me from going down to the pit,
    and I shall live to enjoy the light of life.

Job 33:28

The sun will no more be your light by day,
    nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and your God will be your glory.

Isaiah 60:19

Put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Romans 13:12

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

Advertisements
Previous Post
Next Post
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

LadyRaven's Whisky In A Jar - OH!

Coffee? Tea? Whisky! - Aspirin anyone?

Stately McDaniel Manor

Culture, Politics, Firearms, Education, Literature, Philosophy, Music, And Other Musings

High Heels and Handguns

This princess is armed- The prince can't always be there to rescue you

Sheeple: People unable to think for themselves

Here to help educate the Sheeple before the slaughter

Fellowship of the Minds

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

Reality Check

American Patriot's Reality Check

The Firewall

Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it

Freedom Is Just Another Word...

Rules?? What Are rules? I don't need no stinking rules!!!

Evil of indifference

"Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men. " from Boondock Saints

The Radio Patriot

Because I have so many words...

Eatgrueldog

Where misinformation stops and you are force fed the truth III

Reality Of Christ

Christian, End Time, and Conspiracy News!

DAYLIGHT DISINFECTANT

DAN SANDINI'S NEWS OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM

WR2A: The Line In The Sand

We Are the Second Amendment, and you cannot stop that.

The Longwood Institute

A site dedicated to the appreciation of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness along with the responsibilities these God-given unalienable rights invoke.

Ten Smiths Blog

What does the Declaration of Independence really say?

Short Little Rebel

Because loving Christ is the most rebellious thing you can do

Deaconmatson's Blog

observations from America

America: Going Full Retard...

Word: They are acting. They are creating. They are framing their reality around you. And we … we bark at the end of our leashes. Our ambition for freedumb is at the end of our leash.

%d bloggers like this: