Friday, January 12, 2007

God is light, so I can trust Him with my darkness

This then is the message, which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5

The Abba of Light

George MacDonald

Come to God, then, my brother, my sister, with all thy desires and instincts, all thy lofty ideals, all thy longing for purity and unselfishness, all thy yearning to love and be true, all thy aspiration after self-forgetfulness and child-life in the breath of the Father; come to Him with all thy weaknesses, all thy shames, all thy futilities; with all thy helplessness over thy own thoughts; with all thy failure, yea, with the sick sense of having missed the tide of true affairs; come to Him with all thy doubts, fears, dishonesties, meannesses, paltrinesses, misjudgments, wearinesses, disappointments, and stalenesses: be sure He will take thee and all thy miserable brood, whether of draggle-winged angels, or covert-seeking snakes, into His care, the angels for life, the snakes for death, and thee for liberty in His limitless heart!

For He is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.

If He were a king, a governor; if the name that described Him were “The Almighty,” thou mightst well doubt whether there could be light enough in Him for thee and thy darkness; but He is thy Father, and more thy Father than the word can mean in any lips but His who said, ‘my Father and your Father, my God and your God;’ and such a Father is light, an infinite, perfect light.

If He were any less or any other than He is, and thou couldst yet go on growing, thou must at length come to the point where thou wouldst be dissatisfied with Him; but He is light, and in Him is no darkness at all!

So, come to God, my brother, my sister, with all thy desires and instincts, all thy lofty ideals, all thy longing for purity and unselfishness, all thy yearning to love and be true...

Selah.

1 comment:

theladyworered said...

I like this thought. God can be trusted with my darkness. hmm. Makes me ponder.