Light and Darkness...With Him or Without, by Deborah Kirby
Light and Darkness...With Him or Without

Light and Darkness...With Him or Without

This morning I curled up in Father's lap. It wasn't long before I found myself singing the old hymn "I'd rather have Jesus".

You can only imagine my amazement when I turned on the computer a short time later, clicked on a Christian action group's email, flipped over to their website and onto their blog where I was met with a post oozing anger towards Christians and vehemently denying God's existence.

What a contrast between light and dark first thing this morning!

Then I went to His Word on the matter. He immediately took me to these words:

"As it is written: 'Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.'" Romans 9:33

Certainly the Lord is a stumbling stone and rock of offense to many people because He confronts the helpless sin nature in each of us apart from Him. Those that are determined not to believe will not believe. Jesus clearly told us that MANY would not believe, MANY would reject Him, but He came to save those that would humble themselves and call upon His name as Lord and Savior.

Paul teaches, "But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised." (I Corn 2:14) What I read this morning on the computer certainly testifies to this truth!

Even in the knowledge of this great truth, such hatred as I read this morning upon the computer still takes me back. Short of their humility and confession of Jesus as Lord, they will never have a sweet morning as I had with my Father. They will never know His loving embrace that wrapped me up this morning and the peace that is found only in Him. So beyond the scope of reason is the fact that I can know Someone so deeply, so intimately, who someone else completely denies is real. Oh how I grieve their blinding pride!

In the same way God, desiring even more to show
to the heirs of the promise,
the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath,
so that by two unchangeable things in which
it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge
would have strong encouragement to take hold
of the hope set before us.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
a hope both sure and steadfast
and one which enters within the veil,
where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us,
having become a high priest forever
according to the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 6:17-20

Go in peace today, my sibling in Christ, with the full sight -- HE IS! Amen! Praise Him that He restored your sight that you might behold HIM!


I am first and foremost a daughter of the Most High. He has blessed me with three maturing children, ages 12 years old through 7 years old, and a Christian husband who is my best friend. I spend my days home schooling my children, tending the 'home front', exploring God's Word, and lifting up my fellow sisters in Christ. I have a tremendous appetite for the Lord's Word and a desire to know Him to deep depths. As for my fellow sisters in the Lord, I have a passion to see them walking out their destinies in Christ. In all things, Give Him Praise!

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