Do I really have to write a letter to my alma mater? Do I have to be THAT person? Ugh, I am going to pray about this one some more.
The other night was heartbreaking as I watched a special entertainment program with a few friends.
Some of the shows were good, clean and done with excellence. Appreciation is extended to those who gave their best and kept it wholesome.
But, in a few of the shows, I could feel the absence of God and the presence of evil.
No one wants to hear about the spiritual realm when speaking of entertainment.
Justifications can come easily. It’s just a show. It could be way worse. It is an art form, an expression, a technical masterpiece.
Zombies, provocative dancing, darkness, no representation of Christ is what my eyes saw. In no way can I make that ok in my heart.
The darkness is real. Our sin is obvious. Evil lurks.
But the dark can not win.
Light penetrates darkness. Jesus came and He is the Light of the world. Though darkness is real and disturbing, darkness can never overcome the light.
Even if it is only a flicker, the twinkle overtakes the darkness.
Jesus, the light of the world, he changes everything.
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12
When Jesus overtakes us… our hearts… the darkness in us loses it’s power. The power of Jesus overtakes us through the Holy Spirit.
Then we shine, we become a city on a hill, a Christ letter, a light in a dark place.
Nothing can stop light. It spreads.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16
Jesus is the light of the world and when He lives in us, we are the light of the world too.
Glow, twinkle, illuminate, shine.