BUT FOR YOU WHO FEAR MY NAME, THE SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WILL RISE WITH HEALING IN HIS WINGS. AND YOU WILL GO FREE, LEAPING WITH JOY LIKE CALVES LET OUT TO PASTURE
A few mornings ago, I got up extra early to watch the sunrise over the North-Atlantic Ocean. The fog lay low over the water. A flock of seagulls stood guard on the boardwalk. Already a pinkish glimmer colored the dark water. Then the sun, rich and regal, arose from the ocean. Magnificent radiance penetrated every grain of sand. All darkness fled. It was a glorious day in Nova Scotia.
BUT HE WHO HATES HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS AND WALKS IN DARKNESS, AND DOES NOT KNOW WHERE HE IS GOING, BECAUSE THE DARKNESS HAS BLINDED HIS EYES
(1 John 2:11).
Understand that if you hate your brother, or your mother, or any other, you are walking in darkness. You have lost your way and do not know where you are going. Darkness has blinded your eyes and you cannot see. The Son of Righteousness, who has healing in His Wings, has not yet risen in your heart.
IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM, AND WALK IN DARKNESS, WE LIE AND DO NOT PRACTICE THE TRUTH
(1 John 1:6).
Believe that if you hate your brother, or your mother, or any other, you are walking in darkness. You have walked away from God’s fellowship. You do not practice God’s Truth. You believe the lies from the father-of-lies.
NOW THAT YOU HAVE PURIFIED YOURSELVES BY OBEYING THE TRUTH SO THAT YOU HAVE SINCERE LOVE FOR YOUR BROTHERS, LOVE ONE ANOTHER DEEPLY, FROM THE HEART
(1 Peter 1:22).
God wants to remove your lies. The Son of Righteousness wants to rise over you with healing in His Wings, so you may know and obey the Truth about your brother, your mother, and any other. Then, you will go free, leaping like calves let out to pasture, loving deeply, from your heart.
Remember, it is not what someone did or said to you that is causing the darkness in your heart, but what you came to believe about yourself in response to these lies.
Do you want to go free? Do you want to see? Do you want to love? Then, let the Sun of Righteousness rise over you with healing in His Wings.
PRAYER: Son of Righteousness, rise over me with Wings of healing, so I may go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.
Maintain an Awareness
So, yes, the deepest urge in human nature seems to be the desire to be important–to matter. But, it is not the PRINCIPLE of wanting to be important that is wrong; instead, it is the way we adapt or the means we adopt to meet this most urgent desire of our hearts.