Have you ever gone to the movies in the middle of the day? Once you enter the theater, your eyes quickly adjust to being in the darkness. Your pupils instantly begin to dilate so that they can take in as much light as possible. When you first enter the room it is hard to see anything around you. You walk slowly to your seat and sit down. Within minutes everything changes. Details begin to emerge as you adjust. Before you know it, you can see almost like it was daytime.
Now that you are settled in your new environment, you quickly forget how hard it was to adjust to the darkness. You watch the movie, eat your popcorn and drink that huge drink. In the darkness you enjoy your entertainment. Just minutes before, your were struggling to see your environment, but now it seems almost normal.
Once that movie is over, you head for the exit. There is a rude awakening coming. You have been sitting in darkness so long that your mind begins to think it is night. Suddenly, you push that panic bar to open the door, and light comes bursting into your face. Instantly, you cover your eyes and groan. You are walking into bright light and your pupils are wide open. The experience is painful. You want to run back into the dark.
This is exactly how we do in life. We become so adjusted to living in darkness that we are not able to handle the light. When confronted with light we whence in pain. We turn away and reject it. We have become so comfortable in the dark that light is now completely foreign to us. Even though we were made to live in the light, we have changed. We have become lovers of darkness. Scripture says...
Joh 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
We will always have a choice! We can choose darkness or we can choose light. We can walk in truth or live in sin. Over and over the Word of God challenges us to live our lives in the light. It is time to let your eyes readjust to God's light. It is time for us to once again live in the light as He is the light.
Jas 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Today, come out of darkness! Gladly walk and live in the light!