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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • The Father: The Father of Lights
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
    and comes down from the Father of lights,
    with whom there is no variation
    or shadow of turning.
    James 1:17
    God is the Father of Lights who originally created physical light, including the sun and all stars. But more than physical light, God is the Father of spiritual light. When you come to Him, He will enlighten your life and give you spiritual understanding. When you walk near the Father of Lights, there is no darkness, so you’ll never get lost. When you’re close to the Light, there are no shadows, so you’ll not be surprised or afraid of unseen fears. When you walk near the Father of Lights, you’ll see where you’re going, so you can walk in confidence.
    O Father of Lights, I often stumble in the dark, and it hurts to fall. Shine more light on my path; give me eyes to see so I can walk.
    The light from a burning candle makes a shadow; it is impossible to get next to a light without causing shadows. But when you get close to God, something impossible happens. There are no shadows. There is no “variation or shadow” (James 1:17) in the Father of Lights. When you get close to God, He gets close to you. He surrounds you on every side; there’ll be no twilight zones and no dim shadows. You’ll be surrounded by Light. Isn’t that where you want to live?
    I come to You, Father of Lights, in whom there is no variation or shadow. I will walk close to You, in Your light. I will be comfortable in the warmth of Your presence. I will be safe where there is no threatening darkness. I will stay as close to You as possible. Amen.
    Go Deeper: James 1:16-21
    When you get close to God, you’ll have fewer shadows.