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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Walking in the Light

At Christmastime, we enjoy lights, stars, and all kinds of brightness. God tells us we need to walk in the light, an awesome concept. Walking in light . . .

And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you,
that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness,
we lie, and do not the truth:
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
(1 John 1:4-7)

The Apostle John writes to Christians so that their joy may be full. We could paraphrase it to say, “I’m writing God’s Word to you so you’ll be filled with joy.”

Following this purpose statement, John tells us God is light. In fact, He’s so much light that there’s no darkness in Him. Why should this fill us with joy?

Think with me a little. When we know the Lord Jesus as our Savior, we’re in Christ. Jesus is God, and God is light. In Him there is no darkness at all. In Him there’s complete victory over sin, sadness, and temptation!

There’s absolutely not any darkness!

If we walk in the light, it spills over into our social life. What does it say in verse 7? We have fellowship one with another. Fellowship is defined as “a mutual sharing, brotherhood.” This is a sharing, caring friendship between Christian brothers.

These thoughts conclude with the fact that Jesus blood cleanses us from all sin.

Is this an encouragement to you? It is to me.

Let’s recap briefly:
  • God is light.
  • We’re in Him.
  • God enables us to have Christian fellowship.
  • God forgives all sin.

These themes are repeated many times in the Word of God, yet sometimes we forget to walk in the light so that our joy may be full.
Let’s walk in light today!

                      Have a wonderful Christmas! May God bless you!

(I’m going to take a few days off. I hope you can, too.)


  1. Yes, this is an encouragement!! I hope you have a very happy Christmas. xx

    1. You, too! I so enjoy your work! God bless!


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