Turning Darkness Into Light [Colossians 1:13 Daily Devotional]
Paul, the author of this letter, is celebrating the fact that we no longer need to live in the darkness. In fact, Jesus came to rescue us from the darkness and bring us into the light. It’s by his sacrifice that we’re able to enter into his kingdom and share in his glory.
Turning Darkness Into Light Applied
There recently seems to be a theme of coming out of darkness and into the light in my writing. I’m certain that’s no coincidence for many of you reading. It’s time to let go of the things that once hindered you and move into the light and the calling that God has for you.
I know this is no easy feat. You, unfortunately, don’t have a switch you can flip to instantly turn the light on in your darkest situations. However, if you trust Jesus, you do have a light you can trust. This verse reads that he came and rescued you, and that means that you played no part in your salvation from the darkness. The only thing you can do now is live out your life in the light and in gratitude for what God has done.
The best way you can do that is by giving back. When you see someone else in a dark situation, it’s your obligation to talk to them about how you got out of your dark situation. If you see someone struggling to make ends meet, it’s now your obligation to talk them through that situation and lead them into the light. It’s time to step up and love your neighbors, communities, and the strangers around you and lead them into the light you received from Christ.
Jesus, thank you for bringing me into the light. Help me to carry that light to others in the same darkness I suffered before I met you. Give me the courage to reach out to my neighbors and the community around me. Help me to help the strangers around me, as well. It’s in your name I pray, amen.
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