Light Shining in Darkness

Re: Verse reading–2 Peter 1:16-21; 2:1-3; 3:1-18 (day two)
“And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” I am drawn to words and how people use them.  Whether Peter intended it or not these verses border on poetry.  What strikes me most is the image that is created as you read them.  Look at the descriptive words used: light shining, dark, dawns, morning star rises.  Any good poet seeks to create for you a picture that will become concrete.  Now look at the context.  What could Peter possibly be talking about with such creative language?  The Word.  He was witness to the life of Jesus, but he also knows that many who read his words will only have these stories.  How important, then, are these stories?  They contain life, truth, and hope.  We must continue to read them, discuss them, hide them in our hearts so that the Light will continue to overcome our own darkness and the darkness in the world.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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