by June Patrick
This title sounds like the name of a company supplying electricity to our homes! Actually, I would like to shed some light-pardon the pun-on God’s amazing power and glorious light!
Recently, in our home we’ve had three power outages. Thankfully, the longest one lasted only a couple hours. I was remembering times in the past when we’d be without power during a hurricane or whatever the cause. Many times I would, out of habit, go to turn on a light switch or an appliance and feel stupid, forgetting the electricity was off. We don’t realize how dependent we are on it until we don’t have it!
I began thinking about how much we need God’s power in our lives every day! He is the believer’s source of power that never runs out. There’s never a shortage or blackout with him! Yet, are we really aware of and staying connected to this wonderful resource?
In Ephesians 1:19-20 Paul prayed, “that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.” Wow! That’s mind boggling! I certainly come into agreement with that prayer! How about this in Isaiah 40:28-29, “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.”
Lately it seems as though there’s darkness all around us. But Jesus said in John 12:46, “I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.” Then he goes on to say, “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 He wants us to reflect his light that is in us!
In Psalm 18:28 King David said, “God, all at once you turned on a floodlight for me! You are the revelation-light in my darkness, and in your brightness I can see the path ahead.” Also John 1:4-5 “The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
One last reminder: “But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7
What revelation, comfort and encouragement we receive from the word and the Spirit of God! He has given us such exceedingly great and precious promises! Shine, Jesus, shine!