1 John 1:5 (ESV) 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.
I'm curious about what God looks like. Like literally looks like. If we are made in His image, then does He look human? Our definition of human? Man and woman combined? The list of questions goes on and on and on. I feel like I'll get to heaven with some sort of list of all my questions (that I ultimately believe will be answered but I won't actually show up with a piece of paper).
I can't imagine someone having no darkness in them. We've become so accustomed to the earth that anytime something seems too good to be true, we instantly believe there's a catch. But this isn't the case with God, the God we serve. There's no catch. There's no "waiting for the shoe to drop." I wonder if this is one of the reasons many of us (myself included) step away from God at times. We don't actually believe He loves us in the midst of our sin and shame. We don't actually think He'll stick around when we take a long time to heal. We don't think He actually forgives us.
I'm thinking of it this way too: if there's no darkness in Him, there's nothing hiding. There's no love He's withholding. There's no compassion or grace or strength or wisdom He's keeping from us. God doesn't play games. Light exposes things, which means there are things to expose that have been hiding until then. God is who He says He is. He's constant.
Now if only I could constantly remember that, we'd be set.