Jesus is the light that dispels the darkness of our lives
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“O LORD, you light my lamp. My God turns my darkness into light.”
Psalm 18:28 God’s Word to the Nations
I’m not a fan of basements. I like living rooms with lots of light. I know that there are basements that have plenty of natural light and your’s might be one of them, yet there’s still not enough light for me. There are to many things to go bump in the basement, and I don’t know what they are.
This cellar is underneath the Luther House in Wittenberg. This cellar had no natural light. I’m sure that it was a nice, cool retreat on hot summer days, but I can’t imagine spending time here.
We have cellars of our own creation. They’re not physical cellars but those which we build in the inner core of our lives. We might not like to enter these cellars but we do anyway. At times the darkness can be overwhelming. We might even feel that the darkness is getting the upper hand.
Not only does God light the lamp, he is the lamp. He dispels our darkness. He is not afraid to enter our cellars where sin resides and dispel the darkness that lives there. Darkness cannot stand in the presence of the light of God’s love.
I don’t know where the darkness dwells in your life but I do know where it resides in me. Thank God that he delights in making darkness flee.
Copyright Douglas P. Brauner