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Called Out of Darkness.

Beloved in Christ, as we gather today under the warmth of His love and the light of His Word, I invite you to ponder on a powerful theme that resonates deeply within the hearts of all believers: "Called Out of Darkness."


Our walk with Christ is a testament to the transformation that occurs when the light of God touches our lives. In our moments of despair and uncertainty, and when we are lost in the shadow of life's trials, it's vital to remember the promise encapsulated in the Scripture:


Isaiah 42:16:

"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known; along unfamiliar paths, I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and smooth the rough places. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them."


This passage is not just poetry—it is God's unwavering commitment to us. He pledges to guide us through the darkness, illuminate our path, and smooth out our complexities.


Darkness is Not Our Destiny

My friends, we have all experienced times when the world felt devoid of light. Perhaps you're in such a place now where hope seems elusive. You are not alone, and you are not forsaken. Darkness is not our destiny, for we are children of light, called into His marvelous light.


Consider the Apostle Paul, once known as Saul, a man who knew darkness well. He lived and breathed threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord (Acts 9:1). But on the road to Damascus, he encountered Christ. In an instant, he was transformed from a persecutor of Christians to a preacher of the Gospel.

His physical blindness during that encounter symbolized his Spiritual awakening, and the scales falling from his eyes represented the shedding of his old life. Saul was called out of darkness, and so are we.


God Guides Us on Unfamiliar Paths

When the Scripture speaks of leading blind people in ways they have not known, it speaks to us about trust. We all have our plans, our comfortable routines, our familiar paths. But when God calls, He often leads us from the known to the unknown. And it's in this unfamiliar territory that our faith is tested, and our reliance on God is solidified.


I've heard stories from many of you about how, in times of uncertainty, when you chose to trust in God's guidance, you flourished in ways you never imagined. Remember, He is the potter; we are the clay. He molds us into vessels fit for His purpose.


Light Before Us

It is the nature of light to dispel darkness. Christ is that light (John 8:12). He brightens our way and clarifies our vision. The hope we cling to and the transformation we experience are not by chance. They are by His hand because we are never beyond the reach of His radiant grace.


Smoothing the Rough Places

Life's path can be rough, marked with struggles and heartache. Yet the Lord says He will make the rough places smooth. He may not remove the obstacles, but He grants us the strength to overcome them, grow through them, and sometimes even find joy amidst them.


You see, the smoothing of rough places often happens within us. Our character is refined, our patience is built, and our faith is strengthened. It is a beautiful work of sanctification that occurs as we trust and follow Him, even when the destination is not in sight.


Conclusion: In the Presence of Everlasting Commitment

God's commitment to us is steadfast. "These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them," He declares. Take heart, for His promises are true, and His presence is constant. We are not alone in our struggles or left to wander in the darkness.


Dear ones, as you step forth from here today, carry with you the assurance that you are called out of darkness. Use your story, your transformation, as a beacon to guide others to the light of Christ. Encourage one another, uplift each other, and live as children of light.


Just as dawn follows the night, so does His redemption follow our moments of despair. Rejoice, for in Him, we are called out of darkness into His marvelous light. May God bless you and keep you always in His illuminating grace.


Amen.

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