praying recently, I heard a word that has
stood out in my mind. It is the word expose.
Remember when Saddam Hussein was captured? He
was exposed. He thought he could hide, but he
was found. Someone discovered his hiding place
and turned him over to the troops.
Unbelievably, he was in a hole, a dark
underground place. Where did Osama bin Laden
run to? It was said that one place was to the
caves in the mountains. Evil always flaunts
itself for a while and then retreats back into
Once we lived in that place of darkness until
Jesus found us. He called out to us and said:
“Come out from among them and be ye separate.”
(2 Corinthians 6:17, KJV)
But you are a chosen people, a royal
priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging
to God, that you may declare the praises of
him who called you out of darkness into his
wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9, NIV)
If someone is in sin, he or she usually
doesn’t flaunt it, especially if others are
disapproving of it. Instead, that person will
do it in secret where no one can see. The only
time an individual might mention the sin is
when the Holy Spirit is convicting him or her.
God gives second chances so that we can turn
from our wicked ways and be restored into a
right relationship with Him. He shines that
light in the hearts of mankind and gently
tries to woo the wayward soul back to Himself.
As I look back and remember being out in the
world more than 35 years ago, I realize that
it never had anything to offer me. I was glad
for that searchlight from heaven that found
me. It was like a lighthouse that shone a
light around me that I might clearly see. The
Word of God tells us we were blinded to the
truth until we heard the message that God
loved us and offered us new life.
Now that I live for the Lord, I pray that
everyone will understand that living in Christ
is where you can hide – in that secret place
under the shadow of His wings (Psalm 1). We
are not to live in the darkness. That is a
life of deceit where evil abounds.
Imagine a world without daylight. The plants
around you would die. We, too, would be sickly
and would not have healthy skin. We would be
filled with gloom and despair. There is
something about seeing the sunrise, about
experiencing the warmth of the sun, and about
feeling a light rain shower in the middle of
the afternoon that is so refreshing. If the
sky is dark, and there is thundering and
lightning, well, that would be a different
story. We would want to run inside where it is
bright, warm, and dry.
Spiritually, you need to come into the light,
which is Christ Jesus, where there is life,
love, a future, and a hope. Come into the
Light! You will be glad you did.
By Cathy Irvin
Staff Writer for CBN