God… who lives in unapproachable light. 1 Timothy 6:15, 16 (NIV)
Think about it, God is not hidden in unapproachable darkness, but in unapproachable light!
We are not alienated from God because he is obscured in darkness, but because he is inaccessible in light. Our problem is not that we can’t find God. It is that we couldn’t come near him if we did!
When Isaiah, the holiest man of his day, sees God’s glory fill the temple, he says, “Woe to me… I am ruined” (Is. 6:5). And when the apostle John sees the glory of the risen Christ, he falls at his feet as though dead (Rev. 1:17). If the best of men in the Bible are on their faces in the presence of God, how do you think it will be for us when the Son of God comes in his glory?
How can we live with joy in the unapproachable light of God’s presence? Because of an offering—“Christ loved us and gave himself up for us” (Eph. 5:2), and a sacrifice—“[Christ] bore our sins in his body on the cross” (1 Pet. 2:24). The Holy Spirit unites us with Christ through the bond of faith, and the risen Christ advocates for us in the presence of the Father.
Whatever you are facing in your life right now, here is what you need to know: You are God’s man. You are God’s woman. And you were bought by the precious blood of Christ. This King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal, who lives in unapproachable light, to him be glory and might forever and ever. Amen.
Reflect on these truths until they lead you into worship.