Wednesday, October 15
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
In Barbara Brown Taylor’s most recent book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, she writes, “I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light.”
The biblical call is often to be children of the light, to walk in the light. Walking in the light and being light is crucial to our existence as God’s children. In a straightforward way of thinking, scripture’s call is (almost) always to light. However, we can explore things a bit further as we recognize lessons learned in the darkness. When we stumble in the dark, we often find treasures that would otherwise go unseen. Living the spiritual life is about walking in both light and darkness.
Questions for reflection:
How have you learned about God by seeking and walking in the light?
How have you learned about God by seeking and walking in the darkness?