If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. -1 John 1:6-7 (NASB)
In the 1998 movie “Blade,” the hero (of the same name) is born of a vampire parent and a human parent. Because of his unique bloodline, he’s able to walk in direct sunlight–which vampires can’t do–which earns him the title “daywalker.” He’s constantly under attack from vampires, and sometimes his own vampiric bloodlust and violent tendencies surface.
That term daywalker resonated with me once I was saved. I could see that I was walking among people who were still in the dark, but I was no longer slave to darkness. And the agents of darkness constantly attack in spiritual warfare. (Suit up!) As believers, we can straddle the line between light and dark, but should stay in the light, as we are called to do.
Sometimes, we stumble into darkness, or even allow ourselves, through our sin natures, to step back into a walk in darkness, and reap all the consequences that come from sin. But unlike those still trapped in the darkness, we have a way back to the light, through confession and repentance–thanks to the One who died for us.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for making a way to your light from the darkness we were trapped in. Please forgive us when we step back in the dark, and thank you for leading us back into the light. Hear our cries and prayers, which we pray to you in complete faith, obedience, persistence, and surrender. Please continue to boost us as we walk in your light. In your Son Jesus’ holy and powerful name we pray. Amen.