Y&F Day 13

20 Oct 2013

YOUR LOVE UNTAMED,
IT’S BLAZING OUT
THE STREETS WILL GLOW FOREVER BRIGHT,
YOUR GLORY’S BREAKING THROUGH THE NIGHT
(Wake)

“I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced.”

– ROMANS 8:38-39 (MSG)

On any given day when we turn on the news we are bombarded by images of destruction, chaos and devastation. Sometimes these images show the effects of natural disasters and those ones are heartbreaking enough. But the really super-disturbing news stories are the ones about people hurting people.

We find ourselves asking, “What is going ON?!” and then afterwards, we can feel totally overwhelmed by how big the problems are- depressed, hopeless or, even worse, drawn to engage with the darkness that surrounds us.

BUT… The Bible teaches us that when we let God’s love BLAZE within us, we have no reason to be overwhelmed by the state of the world around us.

Jesus is described as being both ‘LIFE’ and ‘LIGHT.’ John 1:5 actually says “the Life was Light to live by” and “The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out.” (MSG). This LIGHT of Jesus is no dim, bedside lamp kinda light! We are talking about a blazing, super-super-bright!

Because of this…we have every reason to be 100% confident that God’s love can and will bring light to the darkness in our world.

So, how about this… next time the darkness we see around us overwhelms us, let’s take a moment to remember exactly how bright the love of Jesus can BLAZE. Let’s make a conscious decision to imagine the streets of our local cities glowing “forever bright”!