Lessons from Life

, Lessons from Life
By Tim Lamb
Where were you when the power went out? I was standing at the bathroom sink with the light right above the mirror so my eyes were completely unprepared for the darkness, which came like “a thief in the night.” 
There are so many metaphors for light and darkness in scripture but the pattern they follow is constant: Darkness is existing without; without knowledge, without truth, without hope, without love, without Christ Jesus. On the other hand, Light is living; living in all that Jesus Christ is: All good things. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) And John said of Jesus “In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.” and of John the Baptist the Apostle John wrote, “He came…concerning that light…as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man…”
Peter says in 2 Peter 1:19 that the word of the Prophets should be to us as “…a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” Prophecy speaks of a moment, a “twinkling of an eye” when all believers will be changed, and will be caught up to be with Jesus in the air, and to be with Him forever. What were you doing when the lights came on? That is a better metaphor for what it will be like on that day. 
Jesus is my light, my lantern in the darkness that lights the path before me and I hold it high so that others may see. Remember, darkness is the absence of light, you can remove light, you cannot turn off the darkness but you can add light to your life. And one day, in a instant, we who hold the light in our hearts will stand in its presence:
“There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light.” Revelation 22:5