“God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.” (1John 1:5). I have been thinking and meditating on this truth a lot lately. There is darkness in this world; just think of the Ebola crisis, the economic crises, the terrorist movement in the Middle East. Should I go on. No, I don’t need to for God said that there will always be famine and pain and death and darkness. Wow, that’s a negative view of life. No it’s life as God has revealed and prophesied. In Genesis there was famine and Jesus said in Matthew 24:7, “for nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Is this sad or good news? Jesus tells the disciples this and then says, “And then the end will come.” He is referring to His return and reign over all the earth. Hallelujah.
I often say that I think that we are on the last lap around the track like the runners on a marathon run. Yes, we still are running the race, but the end is near. The last prophetic event is the Rapture. What is that? It is Christ coming for his people, believers, the remnant whom he will save. In 1 Thessalonians 4 he tells us that with the blast of a trumpet he will come in the clouds and take us with him to be with him in heaven. This is good news for believers, but not to the “left behind” for they will undergo the Tribulation, which comes next.
So, I seek the light in all things as God is in all things. In fact, in heaven and the new heaven and earth there will be no need for light, for he, The Christ will be the light. So, what do we do? “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7). Walk in the light, His light, which is love. For perfect love castes out all fear. Receive Christ as your Lord and Savior and walk in the Light of the World.