This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5 ESV
What a visual we get from this statement, absolute light. Nothing hidden, absolutely no darkness anywhere. The complete opposite of the world we live in. The world we live in is full of darkness and secrets. No darkness at all speaks to the purity, the Holiness of God's being.
As Christians, this is the God we serve, a God of light. As Paul said to Timothy the one “who dwells in unapproachable light”.(1 Timothy 16:16 ESV) Again Paul gives a visual of a God that is so pure and Holy, we cannot even come near to Him. Yet think of it; through Jesus we can come near, Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:16 ESV
Jesus bridged the gap that kept us from our God and made it possible for us to approach Him again. Through Him we have been taken out of the darkness into the Light. We have been brought back into fellowship.
When I think of God as light I think of the warmth that the sun gives and the illumination it provides. But when I think of the most beautiful sunny day, it pales in comparison to the light of God. Because, even in the most sunny of days there are still shadows and dark places. There are objects that block the light and deep dark places the light cannot penetrate. God is not like that He is far greater than that, “in Him is no darkness at all”.
So today, let's bask in the light of our God. Knowing He is pure and Holy. Trusting in His transparent love for us. Through Jesus He has shown us He loves us. Commit today to continue in the light of His love.
© 2012 Leo J. Woodman