Sep7MonIt is not a hopeless situation! September 7, 2020
I was reading a verse this morning and was filled with such hope, I had to share. 2020 hasn’t been easy on any of us. At times it has felt as if the darkness is taking over. Bad news like a freight truck just coming at us, rolling over many and taking their voices out of play. Well, I’ve got good news for you. Are you ready? ‘Cause it’s really really good. Here it is:
“But what I write is also a new command. It is a true one; you can see its truth in Jesus and in yourselves. The darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.” 1 John 2:8 ERV
The Message translation says it like this: “My dear friends, I’m not writing anything new here. This is the oldest commandment in the book, and you’ve known it from day one. It’s always been implicit in the Message you’ve heard. On the other hand, perhaps it is new, freshly minted as it is in both Christ and you—the darkness on its way out and the True Light already blazing!” 1 John 2:7-8 MSG
Hallelujah! The darkness? Is on its way out. It might be kicking and screaming right now, but it’s definitely on its way out. It’s been given a death blow by the light of Jesus Christ. True light IS already shining and blazing! Let us grasp tightly on to this truth and proclaim it. We all need to hear it and be reminded of the hope we have. Christ in you, the hope of glory, has already defeated the darkness. You, my friend, are on the winning side!
“And a second reminder, dear children: You know the Father from personal experience. You veterans know the One who started it all; and you newcomers—such vitality and strength! God’s word is so steady in you. Your fellowship with God enables you to gain a victory over the Evil One.”
1 John 2:14 MSG