Abide in The Light

“Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.

He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now.

He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.

But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”  1 John 2: 8-11 NKJV

By Lilka Finley Raphael

Author, Editor, Gardner, Photographer, Pharmacist


  1. Walk in the light as He is in the light…Jesus is the Light and represents life. The evil one is in darkness and represents death. I cannot imagine being separated from God for eternity!

    Yet, to disobey His commands, like hating anyone on earth, can lead to darkness and death. Love defines the essence of God.

    Good post, Lilka!


    1. Thanks so much!

      Coming from a “real” photographer this means a lot to me so thank you. I’m just now kind of figuring out how to work my camera. Six month’s later and still trying to figure it out. But I do find it therapeutic and just onc more reason to play in my garden. Thanks as always for taking the time to stop by 🙂


  2. “because the darkness has blinded his eyes”

    Got an image of walking around in “the light” – with a blindfold on. Light or dark? It can be either.

    Pondering … so a BIG thank you Lilka! 🙂


    1. “Walking around with a blindfold on”

      Do we allow someone else to blindfold us or do we put it on willingly? Or reluctantly?

      You just took that to a whole ‘nother level!


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