If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1: 7

 

Let’s face it; the times that we live in make it hard to remain true to Christ and to God’s truth. Christians who stick to the righteous path as the one that leads us through our day are branded and labeled by many of the loudest voices that surround us. We are said to be divisive and told that we are separatists. They say that we are elitists and that we are unwilling to accept others. If we speak out against the acts and the actions of our government, we are out of touch with reality and we are accused of trying to impose our own values on others, as if that were in some way wrong. Unfortunately, the negative aspects of all of this are true of professing Christians at times.

 

However, we are called upon by God to walk in His light. That changes everything; for, if we are dwelling in the bright illumination of holy truth, we will be grounded in love, grace, mercy, and righteousness. Here, in this place, in the sanctity of our calling in Christ our humanness can cause us to wander slightly from God’s will, but His loving truth will prevent us from deviating too far. In God’s light we will find peace for our souls as the Lord directs us into the fellowship of His body. Christ knows that we need to be joined together with others who know Him. This is where we find strength, encouragement, and loving accountability to the truth. It is with the family of faith at our sides that we can best engage with the beast of death that is sin in our world. These are the people who help us to remain grounded in love while we stay true to our righteous calling.

 

Christ does want us to speak truth into our world. He tells His people to be bold and to not fear. Our lord is with us in and through all, and He informs us that we are to be the voices of true life and the hands of devoted care in a world that is oppressed by sin. We can not allow the harsh words and even the brutal blows that are delivered against us to stop our service of bringing a touch of the eternal into the chambers of death. Christ has cleansed His people of all of our sin, and clean hands and pure hearts are what are required to provide the sort of healing that our world needs. Together, in the fellowship of faith that gathers into the halls of Godly light, we can stand against the anger that evil uses in its attempt to defeat truth.

 

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