Am I reflecting on biblical truth or is this just an excuse to share one of my favorite pieces of animation?
Let’s say that it’s the former with the acknowledgment that there is more than a little of the latter sprinkled in.
The samurai draped in white and the shadow warrior cloaked in black find themselves doing battle in the bright light and deep shadow of sunset. Shinobi can hide himself among the shadows, the samurai finds his cover in the light. As the sun continues to set, the angle of the light changes.
The bright light moves.
The shadows shift.
“This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” [1 John 1:5-7]
Our dark impulses tempt us to find our comfort in things that are likewise dark, but we are encouraged by our creator to the nobler purpose of finding our covering in the light where we are in fellowship with him. The things of darkness may find their peace in the shadows, but in Christ, we are made for the light and our only peace whether it be with him or each other is found in the light.
Sometimes it can be difficult to remember or find our focus, but when we perceive that things are getting darker by the hour and we cannot seem to find light, let us always remember that “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
Also, be sure to check out the video, it’s pretty cool.