August 11, 2008

I Wanna Be in the Light

Back in 1998 DC Talk had a song called "In The Light." I was helping the Youth Group at First Baptist Church in Auburn under Kirk Welch. We planned a "summer camp" with the Jr. High Group in Monterey, CA, where there was a Christian concert event called "Spirit West Coast." Our theme was developed around living in the light.

Now, 10 years later I sit hear and read Paul's letter to the Ephesians and I'm reminded that I need to be living in the light, as a child of the light. According to Ephesians 5:8-9 we were "at one time...darkness, but now (we) are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light..." The next part of verse 9 is what struck me today. it says, "for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true." What is good and right and true in my life? What about yours? We have an opportunity to be lights in our daily lives. I have a Christian boss who I see being a light in her work. I know she spends time every morning in the Word and praying for the people she works with. And she is a light at work.

I want to be in the light that God called me into. I want to be part of everything that is good and right and true. I don't want there to ever be any doubt that I am different and set apart from the world. I want to be a light shining out of the darkness of the sin that surrounds us. I want to stand out from the rest of my co-workers and make known the grace of God to all of the people I come into contact with everyday. I pray that the truth of grace and our desperate need for a Savior is so evident in my life. I want walk as a child of the light.

Praise God for His Light.
Praise God for all that is good and right and true.