Band-Aids & Light

“You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into Light.” – 2nd Samuel 22:29

Have you ever experienced a wound and a Band-Aid just didn’t do the trick?

Band-Aids cover wounds temporarily. They hide them. Protect them for a while, but the Band-Aid’s not a permanent fix. Eventually the Band-Aid must be painfully ripped off and exposed.

Phototherapy is a proven medical treatment for the healing of wounds. Light actually heals wounds.

There is healing in the Light…

If there’s anything that hurts more than a physical wound, it’s a spiritual wound. They go deep. They hurt. Left untreated, they spread, fester and bleed. They affect the very essence of who we are. But there’s an answer.

The answer is the Light.

God promises healing Light. God is the Light, and if God is in us, my friends, his Word says we are the Light.

I’ve been in the darkness. Maybe you have too. Take a wound with you into a dark room and stay there for months and the wound won’t heal. Go to the Light. It’s probably right there by your bedside.

It’s a beautiful sunshiny day here in Northeast Arkansas.

I’m going to get some Light.

Dark vs. Light (Part 2)

From the Genesis account we know the first thing God desires for us to know is that he created the heavens and the earth. He is the creator of all things. The most creative being that ever has been, or will be.

From that same account it is reavealed to us what God wants us to know about the first thing He spoke: “Let there be Light. And there was Light.” God spoke Light into being. And then, He saw that it was good.

That’s off the chart on my comprehension scale.

The Bible is thematic when it comes to the subject of Light and dark(ness). Some quick research indicates the word “Light” is mentioned some 237 times in scripture, while dark(ness) is cited on 222 occasions.

I’m beginning a self-study on what this means and my prayer is that it will bring revelation to a project on which I’m currently working.

Some quick findings after just a couple of days … the Bible describes Light as:

  • White & pure
  • Diffusive
  • Agreeable

And is illustrative of:

  • God’s glory
  • God’s purity
  • God’s wisdom
  • God’s guidance
  • God’s favor
  • The Word
  • Disciples
  • Wise rulers
  • Man’s soul
  • The path of the just

A few nights ago I was reading in John’s first chapter where he speaks to the witness of John the Baptist. Good stuff about the Light.

“There came a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through Him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. There was the true light, which coming into the world, enlightens every man. ”

Did you get that … “every man.”

At some point or another in our lives, perhaps many times, the Light will enlighten us.

The question is, how will we respond? Given the opportunity to become enlightened, will we continue to walk in darkness?

This is going to be fun.