Thursday, July 27, 2017

1 Nephi 21:9 -- On Learning to Live in the Light

"That thou mayest say to the prisoners: Go forth; to them that sit in darkness: Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places."
1 Nephi 21:9

This is Nephi quoting Isaiah.  I really liked this today because of the "them that sit in darkness" part.  I think sometimes we sit in darkness because we don't really know a lot about the light, and it hurts at first, when our eyes have to adjust, so we kind of shy away, thinking that it will always hurt, or that we just have an affinity for the dark, when actually we would love the light if we were willing to walk in it for a way.  And whether we are in darkness through our own choices, or have been thrown into a prison of darkness, Christ frees us, and asks us to walk with him in the light.

We have a chance to be different... to be better, to walk in the high places rather than the low.  God gives us the ability, through the atonement, to escape even from the darkness within ourselves.

Today, let's take his offer.  Let's learn to love and live in the light, and let go of the dark parts of ourselves.  We can be anything.  We don't have to be tied to the parts of ourselves that are dragging us down.

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