Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isaiah 60:1-3.
Light is not common, darkness is common. There is no denying when light comes, darkness cannot stand the presence of light.
Darkness is the norm in many lives, light needs to be introduced. The earth is in darkness, the people are in gross darkness. Darkness is not just an event, is a divine programme at work. Light is not just an emotional experience but termination of the effect of darkness.
Every light bearer becomes a pacesetter and trail blazer in life. Light is the key to distinction in life; a shining life. The light of Christ make men rise from the ground to the top. It makes them attractive for the rulers and kings to come to their brightness.
While darkness is general, light is personal and gives personal effect.
“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” Matthew 4:16.
The light is your ticket to distinction in a world of darkness. From the light that Saul saw, his name was changed to Paul the apostle and a light bearer Light always changes people and things to reflect the light they receive.
The light of Christ is the only way out of darkness with its effect. When the light comes, you shine effortlessly, stop bemoaning darkness, get the light.
Personal light is the product of personal responsibility to escape the general darkness in the land. It’s your turn to shine, get light and become a light bearer. Become attractive, highly sought after by kings and the Gentiles, a shining star. Like Daniel, become the darling of kings by light.
“Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:” Daniel 2:19-20.
Prayer: My father, the light of your son illuminates us and makes us light bearers in life. Thank you for a radiant and shining life in darkness that makes us the darling of kings in Jesus name.