Isaiah writes in chapter 9: “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined (2).”
This is what the Divine Power of God is. We are presently walking in darkness, which surrounds us in most aspects of our lives. The spiritual reality is that God as the Divine Principle of all that is joins, Truth, and Love is our main core of existence. The darkness that surrounds us is man-created and therefore is not perfect. God lovingly lifts us from this darkness. We must recognize this to truly survive.
Evil in our corrupted world vanishes as the morning mist disappears when the Sun rises. Evil vanishes to the promises and realities of God’s Life, Truth, and Love. God gave this power to us as Jesus showed us His what is authority of sin, sickness, and death can be like. Only God’s reality is Divine and eternal.
God calls us to be courageous and confront sin and evil in our lives. To do so, we must be fully present in our lives to defeat the evil surrounding us. We are called to take risks, make sacrifices, and to do all that is necessary to fulfill Jesus’s call to let our lights shine before men, glorifying our Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16).
©Russell Kendall Carter