It’s Dark Out There

I shared this song recently in a post, I’m sharing it again just because it’s that good.  And I can’t get enough of it right now.

This song talks about giving God thanks, talking about His goodness and faithfulness.

It gets me thinking.  The truth is we live in a very, very broken world.  The closer we get to Christ’s return, the more broken it seems to become.  What isn’t broken, the human race seems to break, and what’s already broken, we break further.

Good becomes evil, evil becomes good.  Isaiah prophesied of these days.

Isaiah 5:20,21 Amplified Version
Woe (judgment is coming) to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Woe (judgment is coming) to those who are wise in their own eyes
And clever and shrewd in their own sight!

But there is a remnant.  There is hope.

Zechariah 8:5-7 Amplified Version
And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.’ Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘If it is difficult in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days [in which this comes to pass], will it also be difficult in My sight?’ declares the Lord of hosts. Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Behold, I am going to save My people from the east country and from the west

We need God, church.  To think we can press on in these last days unscathed without Christ is foolishness.  We need Jesus more than ever before.

In John 1:50 and John 14:12 Jesus said that we would see greater things.  Do you want to see greater things?

As this song says, do you want to “bring a heart that wants [Him] first all for [His] glory”?

John 12:46 Amplified Version
And whoever sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes and trusts in Me [as Savior—all those who anchor their hope in Me and rely on the truth of My message] will not continue to live in darkness. If anyone hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but to save the world.

He is the Light, and we are called to shine the Light of Jesus wherever we are planted.

When it is dark it only makes the Light shine brighter.

My son likes a night light in his room.  Without it it’s pitch-black at night, he can’t see where he’s going, what he might step on, or where the door knob is.  In this broken world you and I are like my son’s night light.  When we become vessels for the light of Jesus, when we have a heart that wants Jesus first, we will see opportunities to share that Light everyday, and we will point the way to Jesus.

All for His Glory.

 

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One thought on “It’s Dark Out There

  1. Amen! We bring the Light the those in darkness! No matter where we are there is always seeds of His truth to be sown and His presence to be shared.

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