Adjusting to the Light

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
– 1 Peter 2:9

Imagine this:

You wake up at 3 AM because you really have to pee.
You roll out of bed, walk down the dark hallway to the bathroom.
You turn on the light.

The light hurts.

We live in a fallen world. We naturally see darkness. We’re used to the darkness. It’s comfortable. When God comes in and opens our eyes to the light and to who He is, it’s far from comfortable. We see our sin and our brokenness and the truth of how messed up our world is. But if we look long enough to see beyond our crap, there’s redemption and healing.  We begin to see God’s overwhelming love and grace and mercy through the sacrifice of his Son that justifies and sanctifies us before Him.

And if we look long enough, we’d never want to be in the dark again.

Let your eyes adjust to see in the light.

Praise God for giving us light.

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3 thoughts on “Adjusting to the Light

  1. Karen, what a profound thought- Thanks for sharing. It’s interesting to think about how the light never came without pain (Christ’s pain). But the implications of it, are illuminating and beautiful. :)

    And with that tiny blatter of yours, I am sure you have had time to think about this… hahahah! Love you Karen.

  2. I love how you pointed out that the the light doesn’t just expose our great sin, and leave it at that. This Light exposes our great sin AND our great Savior. It’s easy to focus on the problems, the junk in our souls, the brokenness all the while being so nearsighted that we forget that we have Christ. We have a Redeemer who heals, frees, and satisfies the hearts and lives of his children. Great reminder!

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