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Walk with Christ in the light

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Understanding, belief are life-long processes

By George Smith

Have you ever been on a tour inside Mammoth Cave? When you make you way out of the cave you see a ray of light. As you get closer to the opening of the cave, the light gets brighter. Finally, you step outside into the brilliance of the sunlight.

This is a parable of the Christian life – what is may be and can be for each of us. Every mile the child of God travels should become brighter with the “Sun of Righteousness.” This is the experience of many Christians. For others it holds little of reality. To make it real and personal is your privilege and mine.  We can walk in the path of the dawning light.

The path of the dawning light is independent of material success and security, independent of position, education, health and comfort. It glows in the midst of wars, troubles, distress, pain and disappointment. Shadows may come but they soon pass.

How do we set foot upon this light paved way? We walk it in the companionship of Jesus Christ.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness.” In his presence there is always light. He illumines the darkest road.

We walk in the path of the dawning light as our understanding of spiritual truth is enlarged. All of God’s truth cannot be received at one time. At first he feeds us upon milk, then meat, and then the delicacies. As we use the light we have received, we receive more light, but not until then.

We walk in the path of increasing brightness as we grow in service. One talent dedicated and used for the Lord becomes two, and as talents and powers increase in usefulness, the sparkling joy of service increases also.

Our lives and character is perfected (we mature) as we walk in the path of dawning light. As we grow older in the Christian life, we should become more and more Christlike.

We walk in the path of the dawning light as we turn our faces and our hearts toward the eternal city. There is no need of the sun there for his presence illumines heaven. The city of light stands at the end of our Christian journey.  We walk in an ever-broadening stream of glory.

All of God’s truth cannot be received at one time. At first he feeds us upon milk, then meat, and then the delicacies. As we use the light we have received, we receive more light, but not until then.

We walk in the path of increasing brightness as we grow in service. One talent dedicated and used for the Lord becomes two, and as talents and powers increase in usefulness, the sparkling joy of service increases also.

Our lives and character is perfected (we mature) as we walk in the path of dawning light. As we grow older in the Christian life, we should become more and more Christlike.

We walk in the path of the dawning light as we turn our faces and our hearts toward the eternal city. There is no need of the sun there for his presence illumines heaven. The city of light stands at the end of our Christian journey.  We walk in an ever-broadening stream of glory.