Light and Shadow


Ever-Increasing Light

Messianic Daily Devotionals

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Messiah2 Corinthians 4:6 TLV.

In the contrast of shadow, light is defined. Without darkness, light becomes banal. Death is the biggest shadow on earth; and passing through that darkness, it is possible to understand light better. The shadow of death exemplifies the glow of life and gives it weight and substance. If you have ever lost anyone dear, then you know what I mean.

Jewish theologian and philosopher, Joshua Abraham Heschel wrote: “God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.”
Some things in this life are not understood logically, but they are spiritually discerned. Just as we cannot understand light without darkness, we cannot grasp life without death. There is coming a day when death and darkness will be vanquished forever. In heaven, we will have no need of the sun or moon, for the Lamb will be our light! When Jesus or Yeshua returns for His Bride, the struggle of light and darkness will stop.

More Study…

I John 1:5, John 8:12, Romans 13:12

Work it out in Daily Life…

In this life, we cannot separate shadow and light. Ask God to give you knowledge of or enable you to spiritually discern God’s light, His gift to the world, through the face of Messiah Yeshua. Ask God to allow the shadows of your life to bring greater definition to the light He wants to shine upon you and through you.

{Photo Credit: Gateways Beyond Ministries International}

©Bonnie Saul Wilks

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Knar Westacott says:

    Bonnie dear. I absolutely understand what you mean when you say “The shadow of death exemplifies the glow of life and gives it weight and substance. If you have ever lost anyone dear, then you know what I mean.”

    This blog blessed me so much! It’s good for one’s experience to be validated by another’s anointed printed word.

    Be blessed!


    1. Bonnie says:

      Knar, I am so happy to hear you were blessed today by reading these words. Our common experiences of joy and pain certainly serve to draw us closer. You are so dear to us, and we tenderly remember your Stephen as well.

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