February 8, 2022 – Mark 14: 1-2 – In the Light

Today we are reading from Mark 14: 1-2:

It was two days before the Passover and the festival of Unleavened Bread. The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him; 2 for they said, “Not during the festival, or there may be a riot among the people.”

One of the consistent themes in the Gospels is that of light and dark.  Sin is done in the dark, goodness in light.  Goodness is done in the public, for all to see, evil is done in secret, in hiding, away from everyone.  

Goodness and faithfulness is there for all to see.  

Evil is done in private. 

So today, notice what we see.  The religious leaders are plotting against Jesus, in secret.  They want to arrest Him and kill Him, but they are afraid to do in front of others.  They do it in secret.  They do it where no one can see.  They hide their evil intent from other people, but they cannot hide it from God. 

What is done in secret where no human can see is not hidden from God.  God sees all and yes, God will judge all.  Nothing is hidden from His sight.  

Today, how would it change our actions, our thoughts, our motivations if we believed that God sees all, if we believed that nothing was hidden from God.  We know friends, that actually is the truth.  God sees all.  Though the religious leaders were seeking to hide from others, they could not hide from God.  God sees. 

Let us see to live, not in the dark, but in the light.  May we live for God, and all others to see.  May we live in the light.  

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