Walk as Children of the Light

Ephesians 5:8-10: “For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light, and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.”

Darkness surrounds us these days. Ironically, last Thursday was the official start to Spring. There is more physical light with the longer days but less emotional light due to the grim news we get each day. The coronavirus is spreading; we don’t have a vaccine and likely won’t anytime soon; people are dying; jobs are being lost; the stock market is plummeting. There is no denying that these are tough times!

We live in this realm of darkness, yet the darkness does not define us. According to Ephesians, we are light in the Lord, and our call is to live as children of the light.

This is a high and mighty call in these dark days! People are desperate for light, desperate for answers, and desperate for security. While we cannot provide any of those things in a worldly manner, we can provide light for eternal security. Jesus is the true light of the world. In him, there is no darkness (1 John 1:5). As people become more and more desperate, they may become more open to the light that only Jesus can provide. Our very lives are instruments for them to see his light, to be drawn to it, and to allow us the opportunity to share that light (yes, this will need to be done through phone calls, texts, Facetime, and even social media). God can make a way!

Are you living in the light? Are you allowing others to see your hope, peace and security through Jesus? How can you share your light with someone who needs to see it today?