“…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (I John 1: 5)
God creates and constitutes reality. He is the substance of all Life and the nature of all that exists. God’s qualities make up the universe. His Truth and Love made and continue to sustain all things. And this divine Truth and Love are without any darkness, any impediment, any lack, any evil or error.
God is all light, and this is our safety and our strength and our foundation. Light dispels darkness not by force of will or battle, but by simply being light. God’s radiance is infinite, active Love. This light can’t be touched by a belief in hate, lies, evil. The light’s presence naturally dispels the dark, makes it nothing but an attempt to be something in a place where it can never exist.
When we think of God, do we see Him as having an evil, vindictive side? Or do we credit Him with punishment we or others receive? Do we see Him with some ulterior or mixed motive or method? He is all light, John says here. There is no darkness at all in our God. The beliefs to the contrary are graven images. Merely calling something god doesn’t give it power to be godlike, have control, presence, or potency.
God is light. We dwell in Him and are always both the object and the evidence of His radiant and eternal flame of Life and Love.
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