Eyewitness: Can’t See Without God

“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.” (1 John 1:5-6)

Lots of people these days claim to be spiritual, to believe in God, to be connected to him. It’s easy to use that kind of language, and it feels good to talk about God’s love and his energy and having a sense of connectedness with the great divine.

eye_350But some of those people are lying, and John is calling them out. He knows the truth about what it really means to be connected to God because he got it first-hand from Jesus, God’s Son. Without Jesus, we’re not connected no matter what we say. Without Jesus, we’re in the darkness.

How can you tell if someone is in the light or in the darkness? For one thing, John will reveal, that person won’t keep on continuing in their sin as if God and sin could just hang out together. To sin is to be in the darkness; to be in fellowship with God, the light, leaves no room for walking in sin.

And we all sin. (More tomorrow.)

Think: How do you visualize the idea that God is light with no darkness at all?

Pray: Thank God that he is light and there is no darkness in him.

Do: Notice the difference in your room tonight between what you can “know” about your room with the lights on and with them off. Notice how light reveals the reality of the space in your room.