I remember growing up and at times I would stay at my aunt’s house for the night or weekend. The house she lived in was rather big, but old and had issues at times with bugs and creepy crawlies. I’m a dude and you would think that l would have loved this…wrong!
The nights were the worst of course, I remember thinking to myself when I would wake up and was thirsty. “Ok, Ray all you gotta do is run to the kitchen and turn on the light real quick…you got this, you got this!”
So I would hop out of bed, jet to the kitchen and turn on the lights as fast as I could. As my eyes adjusted to the sudden light you could see and hear all the creepy crawlies scatter because the light was turn on. Given a few seconds and none of them were seen as long as the light was on.
Light is a great thing, it allows us to see in the midst of the darkness and it repels anything that doesn’t like the light… like bugs, insects and roaches.
I’ve heard it said that cockroaches would be the only things to survive if there was a nuclear disaster. Doesn’t that seem true in our life sometimes? It’s those stinking cockroaches that stick around in our lives. They hide until it is dark, until they know they can’t be seen and if not taken care of, will multiply out of control.
So my question is this…
Are our lives emitting so much LIGHT that the COCKROACHES in our lives are scattered to never be seen again?
“Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, and the barren pursuits of darkness. Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see. Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ. Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light! So watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get.” Eph 5:11-16