The Never-Ceasing, All-Consuming, Darkness-Dominating Light of God
The presence of God is like striking a match in a windowless room. It doesn’t matter how much darkness is trapped within those walls; the second that match is lit, its light pierces the shadows and brushes them aside.
This happens each and every time, because it is physically impossible for anything else to happen. Light will always penetrate darkness the way an icicle will always melt in the middle of an active volcano. It is a rule.
It is the same way in the spiritual realm. When the light of God shows up, it literally shows up, and the darkness flees before it. It must, because that’s what darkness does when light comes. Simple. Keep that in mind when God asks you to carry His light into territory that you don’t feel comfortable in. Keep it in mind when God begins to bring witches and soothsayers across your path — the light within you is greater than the darkness within them. And keep it in mind when it comes to praying for your unsaved family members and neighbors and the random people God puts on your heart.
Light Clears Your Head
I am growing more and more aware that the apostle Paul was really on to something when he penned, “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now are they holy” (1 Corinthians 7:14).
Yes, each of us has to make our own choices as to our belief in God, but perhaps clean DNA, what believing parents give their children, allows for clearer thinking?
Truly, when you think about it, how could it help but do that? If a chance encounter with someone spreads the light of God — if a single match can influence and abate the level of darkness in a room — then direct contact with the light for any extended duration would be quite hard for the enemy to overcome. In fact, it could cause some serious change in the circumstances.
Perhaps this is what Luke meant when he wrote, “‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household’” (Acts 16:31). Perhaps the light of God is able to clear the webs from the mind, put a fire under the feet, clean the DNA and allow for open vision in thebrother when the sister begins to believe.
Maybe the entire family’s destiny is changed when the father, as the spiritual leader of the home, accepts Jesus as his Savior. Darkness runs at the presence of light, whether the bearer of that light is aware of it or not.
And if God invokes change in the other person simply when we are with him or her, think of how much happens when we pray. If without meaning to we can help change a person’s life, think of what could happen when we actually mean to do something! That’s the type of courage we need on a daily basis as we do the Lord’s work and seek His face.
A life-changing truth is this: We carry the light of God, and no matter where we are, when that light is carried into darkness, the darkness will flee, just like striking a match in a windowless room.