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Devotional for 1-8-2019

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FROM DARKNESS COMES LIGHT

This may be hard to believe…

A thief, running through a crowded street, caught the eye of a police officer after a person shouted, “Help!” Instinctively, the officer ran after him and caught him. While searching his pockets, he found hundreds of dollars that he had taken from a “Mini-Market.”

“How foolish of you to steal in broad daylight! Most thieves steal at night when it’s dark,” said the officer.

“I know, sir,” came the reply. “But, I’m afraid of running when it’s dark. I might trip.”

The fear of darkness is one of the greatest fears in the world. But darkness was not created by God. Darkness is the absence of light.

There was a time when the earth was chaotic and dark. Then God said, “Let there be light!” And there was.

Man does not receive “true light” from the darkness of the world when he is born. That Light, the Light that man needs to guide him through life and into eternity, comes only from God’s Son. But, that Light must be received if man is to find his way into eternal life through Christ.

“My God,” said the Psalmist, “turns my darkness into light!” But, as brightly as that Light shines, and as necessary as it is for man to follow for eternal life, it must be accepted.

John wrote, “In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”

The way to the light that leads to eternal life is to accept Christ.

Prayer: Thank You, Father, for providing us that Light. May we accept the Light that comes from You to save us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Psalm 18:28 You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. 

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