“…God is light and in Him is no darkness at all ”

1 John 1:4-10

When I read this scripture, a few things jumped out at me that I wanted to share:

  • Verse 5 (This is the message God has given us to pass on to you: that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all):

The brightest of lights that I have been exposed to always cast a shadow, even if faintly. Imagine a brightness with no form of darkness – no shadows!  That’s God’s light! I can only imagine the tranquility and serenity that comes from such illumination – this is what the presence of God offers us.

  • Verse 7 (But if we are living in the light of God’s presence, just as Christ does, then we have wonderful fellowship and joy with each other, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin)

If we aren’t experiencing ‘wonderful fellowship and joy with each other’, we aren’t living in the light of God’s presence.  If we are living in the light of God’s presence then Jesus’ blood cleanses us from every sin and frees us to enjoy His light. This is good news!

Truth be told, we all have sinned – if we say we have not sinned we’re deceiving ourselves and we’re calling God a liar (v. 10).  Thankfully, we don’t have to live in our sins because of Jesus. We have the opportunity every day to confess them to Him so that He can cleanse us from every wrong.  This is how we become more and more like our Heavenly Father – receiving forgiveness, learning from our past failures, and trusting God to help us live in His light. No shadows!

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