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Monday, October 28, 2013

Sitting in the Dark (Study)

God is Light, Bible, God, Light
It wasn't the first time I'd sat in a dark room.

Many hotels in Europe use key cards that not only open the door but also fit in a slot inside the room to turn on the electricity. That way, when you leave the room, everything, including heat and air, cut off. 

It's a very green idea, but not so user-friendly. 

So, without cell phones in Croatia, and with the key card required for the entry door as well as the room door, I sat in the dark room while my husband Michael went to get something from the car. 

In the darkness, I thought about God. He's always available, ready and willing to give us His Light. He isn't stingy with it, we don't have to use it sparingly, and He never makes us sit in darkness because "God is light; in him there is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5). 

Have you ever pondered that ... no darkness ... not even a shadow. Awesome!

Bible Study

The following verses talk about the Light of Christ and His Word. 
What attributes of light help us better understand Christ and His purposes in our lives? 
In what practical ways do you recognize Christ's Light in your life?

John 8:12: Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." 

John 1:1-5:  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 

Psalm 119:105: Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. 

John 3:19: This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 

John 12:35,36,46: Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. 36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them ... 46 [later Jesus said,] "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness."

I'd love to have you share any insights you gain from studying these verses. And you can check out my insights for this study HERE.
Thanks, Gail

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