SEEING THE WORLD BY A WHOLE NEW LIGHT

Ps.36:9 – For with You is the fountain of life;

In Your light we see light.

I see the world differently than I used to. The light that revealed Christ to me has literally changed my view of everything. Things like marriage and money and football; my way of looking at all of those things has changed. I can’t even go for a drive or a walk in the neighborhood without being taken back by this glorious world of light. You see when Christ turned the light on in my life He lit up the whole world. Just think about it, when blind Bartimaeus was first awakened from his sleep he not only saw Christ, he saw his whole world differently. He had never been able to see children or waterfalls, he never saw an apple or a butterfly, he had never gazed into the sky or had seen the blazing glory of the sun; now his whole world was lit up. This is a great description of what happens to all people who are born again. Their world which was once dark is now ablaze with light. Everything is different now; church is different, the Bible is beaming with light, even our every day ordinary stuff caries a new shimmer of life. Christ has lit up our world. Here is how C.S. Lewis describes this.

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

That pretty much tells the story, I now see everything else by this light that has awakened my soul. I can never look at my world in the same way that I used to, before I was feeling my way through life, now it is alive with the glory of the Lord.

That is the funny thing about being awakened from the slumber of spiritual darkness; we are blind and dysfunctional and don’t realize it. We think we are doing okay when we don’t even have a clue what real life is even like. We are stuck on survival in this physical world when the unseen world is just under our noses. Bartimaeus would never go back to those long dark days again, neither will I. He was too busy enjoying and exploring this world of light; like Bartimaeus, we live in a different world now.

2 Replies to “SEEING THE WORLD BY A WHOLE NEW LIGHT”

  1. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. Psalm 97:11, 12.

    As you have said, Christ has given us the way to see all things in life through Him,and is also what is meant By John when he says:
    And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us “an understanding”, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 1 John 5:20.

    The word here translated “an understanding”- dianoia, is actually “the means by which we understand”, even more clearly expressed by Paul in Ephesians 1:18;

    The “eyes of your understanding” being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

    Always good to fellowship in the Word.
    Missing you all.
    With love in Christ’
    Brother Jim, from Chandler, AZ

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