Mysterious lights in the darkness

Work out the life God works in yousearch

Day by day

It’s His good pleasure to see you through

If you simply obey

He’ll lead all of the way

You have a new mind and you have a new heart

Created by the King

You have a new hope and you have a new start

You don’t lack a thing

Live out your years in humble fear

Love the Lord

As innocent children you’ll appear

Like a mysterious light

In the darkest of night

You have a free spirit you have a new soul

Given you by the King

You don’t have the pressure to make yourself whole

He has given you wings

Work out the life God works in you

Day by day

It’s His good pleasure to see you through

If you simply obey

He’ll lead all of the way

[Click here to listen to this song on YouTube.]

Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world. Philippians 2:14-15

“Children of God … in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.” Almost makes us seem like aliens doesn’t it? Like we glow in the dark or something. Well, maybe we are, and maybe we do. Peter seems to think we are a little strange when he writes, “Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul” (1 Peter 2:11). “Aliens and strangers.” I’m sure he’s referring to the fact that, as ultimate citizens of heaven and eternity — our real home — we are, as Larry Norman coined the phrase in one of his early albums, “Only visiting this planet.”

So what would that light be that we appear as? That light would be the light of Christ that shines in us, in spite of us. It is not that we are shiny happy people all the time — we struggle and question and wonder like anyone else — but because of the presence of Christ in our lives, there is a light inside that shines on regardless. We don’t make it shine, or turn it on or off, it’s simply there. It is not us; it is Christ in us. We are not even aware of it most of the time, but it’s there anyway because it is there by faith.

We have hope when things are hopeless. We believe in the middle of our doubt. We love when everything and everyone around tells us to hate. We keep going when we want so much to stop. We live a paradoxical reality in a paradoxical world because we have a foot in two worlds at once. So we keep working out, by faith, the life God is working in us by His Spirit.

So plug in some earphones, listen to the song, and be encouraged that God is indeed working in you today.

And join us for church this Sunday at 6pm Pacific at facebook.com/thecatch. We’re looking at some of Christ’s words in anticipation of His death and resurrection. Come join us and join the dialogue. It’s a great use of new technology that can draw us together from all over the world.

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One Response to Mysterious lights in the darkness

  1. Mark S. says:

    So happy & thankful God is working in & trough me today, even though I don’t feel like it. 😄

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