When you were a kid, playing hide and seek, did you ever try to hide
in darkness? I mean totally dark, no way that anyone could see you?
It’s the best hiding spot ever. The only way for them to find you is
for you to give yourself away, or the light gets turned on.
Don’t we dothe same thing as adults? We find dark corners to hide
ourselves in, where no one can see our scars, our warts, our messes.
And the longer we are in the dark, the more accustomed we get to being
in it. Like Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings,” we get very adept at
living and moving in the dark.
But we were not made for darkness, but for light. Jesus said, “I have
come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not
abide in darkness.”
And just like when we’re kids, the only way to be found sometimes is
when tv light gets turned on. And, if you’ve been in the dark a while,
that can be a painful experience.
But dwelling in the light is so much better.
So, if you’re in the dark hiding today, walk out, towarda the light.
Yeah, it’ll hurt some, but it will feel so good to bask in the Son.