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The Light

November 04, 2015

by Phil Honea, DO

It’s that time of year when the sun has not yet risen as I drive to the hospital in the morning, and it has already descended below the horizon as I drive home at the end of the day. Living in Western Michigan as fall ends also means that even when the sun is up, it is often masked by a heavy grey blanket of clouds.

As seasonally depressing as this seems, it makes the sunny days with blues skies all the more enjoyable. The idea of living in the light takes on a new meaning when you see so little of the light.

Last weekend, after several cold, rainy days, we finally had a sunny day with blue skies above me and the colors of fall foliage around me, and I was reminded of a verse from Ephesians:
            “Awake, sleeper,
            And arise from the dead,
            And Christ will shine on you” (Ephesians 5:14b, NASB).

In those rare moments when you see the sun this time of year, let it remind you that we are children of Light (Ephesians 5:8). Even when the world seems dark—physically and spiritually—around us, we have the Light to guide us along the way.

“But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7, NASB).

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