Forget who I was.
Know who I am.
Don’t ask me to go back.
I am only moving forward.
If you need me to be someone else
Then you need to find someone else.
I no longer crawl in the shadows.
I walk in the Light.
– John S.
Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord!
Each day we awake with the opportunity to seek the Light of God. It shines all around us. Yet, for the most part, we don’t even see it. We measure the joy of our days by the abundance of material things that come our way, or by the inconveniences that tap into our daily routines. Truly we seek Good in all the wrong things.
Each day God gives us an opportunity to be in a relationship with him. He nurtures us, protects us, and even forgives us when we are far away from him. His goodness is all around us. We just need to look into the Light.
1 John 2
1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. 4 The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
7 Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. 8 Yet I am writing you a new command; its truth is seen in him and you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.
9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother lives in the light, and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness; he does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded him.
Isn’t it amazing that we can get so caught up in our opinions, wants, and desires that we can become blind to the truth? If only our vision was clear enough to keep us from working at it. Think about how much trouble and suffering we would save ourselves and others.
This passage brought me back to reality today. I read it during my devotional time this morning and God spoke to me through it. We must be obedient to God’s commands. We must remember the sacrifice given for the grace that erases our sins; everyone’s sins. There is a fundemental command to Love on another. It is essential for us as Christians to hang on to that and make it our daily bread. We must be faithfull. And we must remember every day that we are ALL the children of the most high God!
As you read this entry ask yourself, “Do I truly understand the sacrifice for my sins?”