God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. John 3:19 NLT
Jesus announced that He was the light of the world but we all loved darkness rather than light. Instead of Light being attractive, we were repelled. Christ was just not desirable to us. His glory was too bright and we shielded our eyes and turned away.
So, who will believe if all people love darkness? The ones God specifically calls; the ones whose eyes are opened to see His glory. Ah, this call is personal. This call comes to us by name.
Whenever God speaks a word, it is effective.
- God spoke a Word and this dead planet began to pulsate with life. What once looked like Mars began to grow green.
- God spoke a Word to a dead man, a decaying man, wrapped up like a mummy, and this man came to life. His body regenerated. “Lazarus, come forth!” was the call. God’s Word produced life out of death.
- God spoke a Word, called my name, and I was awakened out of spiritual death. The call prompted me to turn and look into the face of Christ. I understood His message of salvation and believed. If He hadn’t spoken to me and opened my eyes, I would have continued on my death march.
Nobody knows whom God will call. Because of that, my heart reaches out to God in prayer for those who haven’t yet heard their name spoken by God. The call is powerful like dynamite. It transformed a brutal murderer into a zealot. The Damascus road was the place it happened. Paul was the man. I know this transformation, too. Don’t you? The longer I live near Jesus and soak in His Words, the more I cease to know the old me. You’ll never know how many times I read old journals and respond out loud, “What was your problem, Christine?”
The call is to a new life. Don’t walk! Run to Calvary if you are hearing your name whispered in your soul.
For anyone battling, arguing, even deciding to ignore You, let Your kingdom come this day to their spirit. Amen