|Posted by Dr. Kay Wayman on February 7, 2013 at 7:45 AM|
Our openness to God's light will affect our ability to see the truth. God offers us all the light we need, but there may be some aspects of the truth we would rather not see, some areas of our lives we would rather not open up to God's light. We may want to hide our areas of shame, areas of compromise that we know will look different under God's light or areas where we hide the secret sins we aren't ready to give up. Darkness hides many things, but we need light to see the truth.
Jesus knew that some refused to trust Him with their lives. He said, "Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed" (John:19-20). Later, in one of His talks, Jesus said to the people, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (8:12).
We cannot fully see the truth unless we open our lives to God's light. But opening ourselves to His light in not a fearful process. God has already offered to forgive us for anything we may be hiding in the shadows. Jesus Christ is the light of the world. His light dispels all the darkness in our souls.