Devotion: John 3:19-21
As a young child, I grew up singing, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” Little children learn quickly, the value of a small flash light. The tiniest ray of light; will pierce the blackest darkness, exposing all that surrounds its’ beam. My sister and I tried numerous times, when we were little, to stay overnight, in the playhouse our father built for us. It was approximately one hundred yards from our house. Our mom would make us a palate on the floor and while it was still light, we would don our flash lights and happily prepare to sleep in our tiny abode. There was just one problem. We were both “scaredy cats”, with huge imaginations. With every little crack or sound, we would imagine someone or something evil, out in the darkness, intending to bring us harm. We never made it through a whole night without running back to a well lit house.
We learn all too soon, that evil truly exists in our fallen world and, “everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, fearing his deeds will be exposed.” He who does the truth does them in the light. There is no fear, when we live and move and have our being, in the Light of the world.
The only way to expose the darkness is with the Light dwelling inside of you. Refuse to hide it under a bushel and let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.