But everything exposed to the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:13-14).
“Everything exposed to the light becomes visible.”
How does that make you feel?
This is one of those “thermometer” verses. Reading it is like taking your spiritual temperature. For example, if you read that verse and think, “Yes, Lord–shine your light and show everything within me!” then you are probably in a pretty good space. If you read it and mentally burn your Bible and run away into the night, you might be in some trouble.
If you physically burn your Bible and run away into the night, you have deeper issues than I am equipped to engage in a daily devotion.
This is powerful stuff, Beloved. It’s a reminder that we stand naked before God, every action and word and thought exposed before him. It should cause you to pause, to reflect, to repent, to rejoice. If you can read it and have no reaction, I suggest that you stop everything and pray.
Wake up, Beloved. Christ is shining on you.