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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

In the Dark

Shall Your wonders be known in the dark?
And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
~ Psalms 88:12 (NKJV)

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
~ 1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)

There's plenty in my past I regret. I used to ask God how He could let me sink so low. Now I thank Him that He let me sink no lower. I thank Him that He called me out of darkness—and that He leaves me with enough memory of it to have compassion for those still in the dark.

Though sin is never God's will, like everything else He can use it for good, and will use it for good in the lives of those who live Him. Those times we've spent living in the dark gives us a testimony that God reaches out to all people. We are able to be His light to those reluctant to come to God because they think they've passed the point where God cares about them.

If God can use darkness for good, how much more can He use the light? We must continually seek out His Word and Spirit and be filled with the light which drives all darkness away.

Amazing God of amazing grace, how sweet the sound and smell and taste and touch of Your light! Thank You for not leaving us in the dark. Thank You for the beauty of Your holiness. Thank You for filling us with light, that it might shine into the darkness and point to Your glory.

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