I got up this morning and went to make coffee. Upon opening the refrigerator to get creamer, I saw that it was dark. Not knowing much about home appliances, I assumed something was wrong with the fridge. It even didn’t feel cold to me. My perception of the fridge was affected by the fact that the bulb had blown.
Then I got to thinking, that is exactly how most Christians are. They claim to follow the light, but live in darkness, causing others to think that they aren’t Christians. Jesus made it very clear that the church is the light of the world (Matthew 5:14-16). We are the light because we also follow the light, that being Jesus (John 1:5). Knowing that, why do some Christians try to live in darkness?
Light is amazing, isn’t it. The smallest particle of light can completely destroy darkness. Darkness itself can be overcome by very little light at all.
Like my perception of my fridge this morning, thinking it wasn’t working because the bulb had blown, the world does not know that we are Christians if we turn off our light. We must live as the light. You cannot be a disciple of Christ if you don’t turn on the light and leave it on. Darkness will not be overcome in this world until Christians turn on their light and vanquish the darkness.