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Friday, September 26, 2008

Darkness That One Can Feel

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that over the land of Egypt there may be such intense darkness that one can feel it." (Exodus 10:21 NAB)

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
(John 1:4-5 NKJV)

He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. (1 John 2:9-10 NKJV)

Jesus Christ embodies light and life and love. In His absence is darkness and death and detesting others.

Many argue that emotions cannot be trusted, and the heart is deceitful above all things (Jeremiah 17:9)—its natural, human condition. But the Lord has promised to put in us a new heart—one to comprehend and impart light, life, love (Ezekiel 36:26). If we fail to love anyone in our lives, whether neighbor or brother or God Himself, then truly, we cannot trust a heart of darkness.

It is indeed within the nature of both Light and Darkness that one can feel them. If we are unable to discern their presence with certainty, our spirits are dull and must be quickened by yielding to God's Spirit.

My precious Lord, thank You for allowing our dark hearts to feel Your light. Thank You for changing our hearts. Please make us a vessel of Your light and life and love. Let us not hesitate to manifest Your presence.

Copyright 2008, Anne Lang Bundy

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