Fight Darkness

, by Christopher D. Hudson


For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. (Ephesians 5:8) 

Paul uses the complete contrast between light and darkness to help us understand the complete contrast between who we were before we knew God and who we are in God.

Most children are scared of the dark when they are little. You may remember a time when you felt lost or trapped in the dark. You may also remember the joy, relief and love that you felt when your mom or dad arrived on the scene and flipped a light on.

This is a small example of the joy, relief and love that we experience when we invite God into our darkness to rescue us. And when we do, we become children of light.

This means that we don’t go back into the darkness. Instead, we work to fight the darkness. We work to love God, to love others and to not sin. We are no longer in darkness. We have been rescued.

Dear God, thank you for rescuing us. Please help us to live like children of light. Amen.

This devotion was written for Once a Day: At the Table Family Devotional. This is a family-oriented devotional book written by my writing team & me. Reprinted with permission.

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