“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves” – Colossians 1:13
For some reasons, we have adapted to the comfortability that darkness is a comforting zone instead of a feared one. The longer we live in this world, the more comfortable we get with darkness. It does not bother us anymore, in fact, most of the people find darkness comfortable and peaceful. However, we have to understand that darkness is always dreadful and deceitful. It might feel comfortable and peaceful but darkness only brings death and punishment. So, the longer we dwell in the darkness of this world, the more we lose sight of God’s light.
The primary instinct of humans is if we cannot make our situation better, then we find a way to adapt into that environment, even to the point of compromising. With this given trait, it is very easy for us to adapt into darkness and let it fully consume us. However, God does not want us to be comfortable with darkness. He wants us to be in His light but since we are sinful and have already adapted to darkness’ deceitfulness, it will be very impossible for us to be saved. Not even our good works or not even through our death we can pay for our sins. We will receive judgment and condemnation because of all the things we compromise and all the sins we committed against God.
Darkness has indeed dominion over us. When at first, it entices you to be comfortable in it because it offers a peaceful living but darkness will just bring you to an endless cycle of sin that will bring death to you. Indeed, darkness is a deceiving comfort zone. So, God has rescued us from this. God rescued us from the poor decisions we made (which is being comfortable in darkness) and brought us into His loving presence. He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of His Son. Note that darkness is all about dominion, control, power and authority which only brought us dominion to do bad things. Also, it brought us control to sin against God, power to feel happiness in sinning and authority to think that it is okay.
On the other hand, God has brought us to the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Which just shows that no control or power to make us do sin but only control and power to make us do good things and obey God. His kingdom is full of light that even darkness cannot overpower it. So, Christ has died for us and has risen on the third day which signifies that we are no longer under the dominion of darkness but in the light of the kingdom of God. We are already saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Thus, we no longer have to compromise and be comfortable with darkness but we have to have our eyes open and see how dreadful it is.
Therefore, we must remain in the love of God and in His light. Only through Him we are rescued from the deceitfulness of darkness, sin and death. Indeed Jesus Christ is our light and only through Him we can find the end of the tunnel. May we find comfort and true peace in Christ Jesus. Let us walk away from darkness and let God rescue us and bring us into His light.
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