Sjolander Road Fellowship




Declaring the God of Unconditional Love

walking in the light by bob cravens

8/22/13 

 

One of my favorite songs is “Walking in Sunlight”. It starts something like this: “Walking in sunlight, all of my journey, over the mountain, through the deep vale, Jesus has said, ‘I’ll never forsake you’, promise divine that never can fail”. As we get older, it seems that we develop a better sense of what it means to walk in the light, or be in the light. To walk in the light gives us fellowship with God the Father, with each other, and brings purpose and meaning to the life we live. The light has “shone in our hearts to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ”, 11 Cor. 4:6. To be in the light gives us "knowledge of the glory of God”. The light sustains us, gives us purpose in life, and gives us fellowship with God the Father, and with each other, 1 John 1:5-7. It establishes our identity with God the Father through His son, Jesus Christ.

 

Some choose not to walk in the light, but remain in ignorance of the blessings that the light brings. These are said to be “walking in darkness”, and if one walks in darkness, “he knows not where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes”, 1 John 2:11. In Eph. 4:17-18, the apostle Paul encourages the church at Ephesus to “walk no longer as the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God.” Paul then gives the reason for their futility, darkened understanding, and exclusion. He says, “because of the ignorance that is in them”.

 

In 11 Tim.1:9-10, the Apostle further elaborates on the light, and states that the power of God has saved us, “and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted to us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel". 

 

My prayer is that those who walk in darkness would shed their ignorance, their futility and their darkened understanding, and accept the life and immortality that is in the light of Jesus Christ and the glory of God.

 

Bob