“If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.” Isaiah 8:20
All Twilight references aside, this verse really stuck out to me this week. The verse in Isaiah simply states if you do not speak according to God’s word or His will for your life, then you do not have the light of dawn in you.
According to 1 John 1:5, “God is light.” This is one of the few references to what God is or if you will a definition of God rather than a description of a characteristic or an attribute of God. My other favorite definition of God is -“God is love” (1 John 4:7-8). If God is light and love, then naturally it begs the question “If I am created in God’s image, then how am I light and how am I love?”
Which brings me to this next idea of “breaking dawn.” Imagine the most beautiful sunrise that you have seen, the vibrant array of colors, the pushing forth of a new beginning of day and casting out of the darkness of night. A sunrise catches your attention and is something worth watching that is of course, if one can get up that early. It got me thinking then how am I abiding by God’s word and will for my life that this same process occurs in my life – that a light pushes forth starting a new beginning, the darkness is pushed away, and that others see the light of dawn in me and it catches their attention? Abiding by God’s will is being the light and providing a light source to those around you, so that they can see the light and love of God in you.
…And I don’t mean being light like your body looks like glitter when you step out in the sun because you’re a couple hundred year old vampire stuck in a 17 year old’s body looking for love from a teenage angst stricken girl that has only one expression for every emotion…angst.
Is your life “breaking dawn?”