God Is Light

Daily Devotional

March 23, 2020
John 1:5 “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it”
Have you ever been in absolute darkness? I think about a time that I visited “the cave with no name” in Boerne and they turned out all of the lights. I opened my eyes to a dark abyss and kept waiting and waiting for my vision to adapt. It did not take long before a bit of panic set in when no shape or form was manifesting out of the darkness. The present situation feels a lot like this darkness. There is so much unknown and we are unable to see what lies ahead. But this is the beauty of light, it cannot be overcome by darkness. The smallest bit of light will pierce the utmost darkness to make things known. The God we serve is light in its greatest form.
The contrast of light and darkness is a widely used concept. Light is often used to represent good and darkness evil. Light can also illustrate the illumination of truth or knowledge. Overall, we see light as bringing peace, goodness, and comfort; while darkness brings about fear, a concept which my children easily understand.
We see light used throughout the Bible to symbolize God, faith and holiness. God is light in the absolute fullest meaning. He is omniscient and morally pure. He illuminates truth and brings hope like the dawn of the morning sun. My fellow Christians, please take heart in this. Jesus Christ is the light and life of men. Our faith in Jesus brings us into fellowship with God, who is LIGHT. This is the good news of the gospel. Whatever dark times may befall us, trust that “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)
Drew Whitehead