In a world where darkness is prominent and loneliness is eminent at some point in every life, Venture Corps has found this consolation: God has granted us the privilege of being vessels of light; casting out darkness and loneliness with his light. Every small and huge thing that God allows us to do lights the world a bit more. Every wall that’s built and bed that’s purchased brings heaven a bit closer as our God-given light shines in the midst of darkness. Ephesians five says this:
“6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not become partners with them; 8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
Today, praise God for the light that he has granted you. Today, look for more ways to shine on those around you.