2 Corinthians 4:3-6 (NRSV)
Verse 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. Verse 4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. Verse 5For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus' sake. Verse 6For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
In today’s reading the Apostle Paul tells the Corinthians that the god of this world has blinded people from seeing the truth of the gospel he preaches and believing. Our God is a God who we believe in even though we cannot see him. This is easy for some people and hard for others. Some people need a tangible something to see, to hold, to touch, in order to believe in it. We cannot do that with our God.
If we come to believe and trust in God within our hearts, then we know that it is because of the light that God brings into the world of darkness. And who is the light that God brings? Jesus Christ is our light in the dark world. Jesus Christ is the light that God brings to us to help us see the goodness and love that God has for all of us and all of creation. Thanks be to God!
God of light, thank you for allowing us to see you and your light in the darkness of our world. We who believe are forever thankful. Amen!