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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Afraid of the Light

We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real
tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
-- Plato

After receiving this quote in an email last week, it has stayed in my mind for days...and all I could think about was...

This is why Jesus had to die...

Because men are afraid of the

Light...

man in dark

In the darkness...

things are hidden...

there is no right or wrong...

invisibility prevails...

In the light...

all things are known...

right and wrong are absolutes...

everything is seen...wrinkles and all...

Darkness hides...

Bitterness...hatred...and chaos...

Light brings forth...

Joy...love...and perfect peace...

Jesus is the Light

And the father of lies tries to convince mankind

that the Light is unnecessary

and a hindrance to living...

But

We know that the Light

brings life everlasting,

hope eternal,

and joy unspeakable...

So what are you waiting for?

Run to the Light...

light

When our children are fearful of the dark, we hold them in our arms, wipe their sweet tears, and assure them they are safe with us...no harm will come to them because we will watch over them...protect them...and love them...

Are you still wandering in the dark?

My God has strong arms to protect...

gentle hands to wipe tears...

and

His Son has already defeated the enemy...

so

Run to the Light...

Love is there waiting...




18 thoughts:

Denise said...

Amen, may we all run to the Light.

Michelle said...

This is very well written.
I esp. like what we find in the light.
YES, if we run to Jesus he will watch over us...protect us...and love us...
AMEN!!

melanie said...

This is beautiful! Your words are so full of truth. Your posts are such a blessing.

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Great post Karen. Thank you.

luvmy4sons said...

Amen. All God's people say Amen.

Andrea said...

Blessed to have stopped by here, today.
Hugs,
andrea

Jerralea said...

Beautifully written, Karen! You chose a great style to get your point across and very compelling graphics.

I think that phrase will stick in my head ... run to the light.

riclinwill said...

Karen, your writings are always such a blessing. Thank you for using the talent God has given you.

renewd42 said...

Amen, the light is what we follow each day. It is what illuminates the way, for us to walk in. blessings great words!

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

I am so thankful for the fellowship of walking in the light & that His word tells us He is in that light! Hallelujah!
Wylie

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

What a precious posting! I love what you do with the words. I have to tell you, when I read that first quote it hit me. I have head that said before, but I have not seen this quote. Thanks for blessing me today through this. :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful and touching!

sarah said...

wow Karen...this is awesome. I love that quote and what you wrote...perfect. Stay strong out there.

B His Girl said...

Hi Karen,

Tiffany Stuart and I are talking about light and darkness on our blog radio show. I would love it if you could call in and share some of your thoughts on our show. It is tomorrow at 12:00 eastern time. If you are interested in sharing, let me know. Thanks, B
oh...forgot to say great post!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Beautiful way to look at Jesus. He is light. I love Him so. Thank you for penning this post. It's satisfying to my soul. Hugs!

So glad Barbara Keene told me about your light post. It has the WOW factor.

Denise said...

Came into the light September 10 1977.. and have tried to walk there every day....... HE sheds that same light in my heart and shows me when the darkness tries to hide....... HE is light and in HIM is no darkness....

Sharon Lynne said...

That was a beautiful reminder about God being our light. It will give me strength tomorrow as I hope to share with students in a public school classroom the meaning of Easter.

christy rose said...

This is so good Karen! I was just teaching on Ephesians 5:8-14 last night about being Children of the Light and living as so. The Light certainly does reveal the Truth!!! Whoo Hoo!

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