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1 John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
“John the Beloved” opened his first of three letters with a powerful statement. He said that everything he was about to write was based upon his own eyewitness account of the life and ministry of Jesus here on earth (vs. 1). Now, in verse 5, he states what is foundational to the Christian Faith. LIGHT EXPOSES DARKNESS, and whenever Jesus is embraced it’s like the Morning Sun is forever rising from that point on in one’s life.
When I first became a “Follower of Jesus,” it really was like … “Good Morning Sunshine!” The DARKNESS in my life was GONE! The Bible says folks love darkness more than light (in the spiritual sense) because their deeds are evil (John 3:19, paraphrase). After a while, living a DARK life becomes a WEIGHT that is too burdensome to bear. Why is there alcoholism? Why is there drug addiction? Why is there an increasing number of suicides? The answer to all of these questions has to do with a LOAD that has become too Heavy to Carry. Darkness smothers Creativity and Joy and Good Will. On the other hand, when a person with a LOAD too heavy to bear YIELDS to Jesus, it’s a feeling of … “Good Morning Sunshine!”
I thank You that there is NO Darkness in You whatsoever! I thank You that the day I yielded my life to You my LOAD was lifted and ever since its been … “Good Morning Sunshine!” Amen