What is Electric Love? When the Lord first mentioned it, I didn’t know. As I thought about it, an image of a Lite-Brite® toy came to mind. I had wanted one so badly when I was a kid, I made sure my kids got one! Maybe your parents can show you one, but in any case, let me describe it to you.
A Lite-Brite is a toy with lights inside a rectangular-shaped box. The front of it is black with holes all over it. It comes with colored pegs that you put in the holes to create a picture. When you turn it on, the light shines through the colored pegs of your picture. It is a lot of fun! But what does that have to do with love?
Do you know what God was trying to tell us? Superkid, I want YOU to ask Him first. If you are reading this as a family, discuss it. He may show you something that’s just for you! Hit the pause button on reading this and let’s discover what Electric Love means to HIM!
(Playing some nice elevator music in my head now as we listen to what the Lord is saying to us. Talk it over as a family or just talk it over with Him.)
…Unpause…I would love to hear what the Lord told you! Here’s what He showed me.
First John 1:5, The Passion Translation says, “…God is pure light. You will never find even a trace of darkness in him.”
Pure light was the very beginning of our universe! He said, “Light be!” and it was. Did you know that Jesus is the One who created all things? John 1:3 tells us He made everything. That should give you an idea of how powerful His light is.
John 8:12: “Then Jesus said, ‘I am light to the world, and those who embrace me will experience life-giving light, and they will never walk in darkness.’”
Superkid, this light is in you when you have Jesus in your heart! The Lite-Brite reminds me of Jesus because that light shines through the pegs. You and I are like the pegs on the dark board. I like what Ephesians 5:8 says about us, “Once your life was full of sin’s darkness, but now you have the very light of our Lord shining through you because of your union with him. Your mission is to live as children flooded with his revelation-light!”
Our mission! That sounds like something a Superkid should know about. Our mission is to be people who have light flooding in AND shining out of us. First John 2:9-10 tells us what that looks like. “Anyone who says, ‘I am in the light,’ while holding hatred in his heart toward a fellow believer is still in the darkness. But the one who truly loves a fellow believer lives in the light, and there is nothing in him that will cause someone else to stumble.”
So living as a child of the light looks like loving people. Being loved by God is the greatest gift. He loved us so much he gave us His Son, the light of heaven, to be the light in us. With His love in us, we can love like He does. That love IS His light.
First John 4:7-13 tells us what love looks like, acts like and shines like when it comes out of us.
“Those who are loved by God, let his love continually pour from you to one another, because God is love. Everyone who loves is fathered by God and experiences an intimate knowledge of him. The one who doesn’t love has yet to know God, for God is love. The light of God’s love shined within us when he sent his matchless Son into the world so that we might live through him. This is love: He loved us long before we loved him. It was his love, not ours. He proved it by sending his Son to be the pleasing sacrificial offering to take away our sins. Delightfully loved ones, if he loved us with such tremendous love, then ‘loving one another’ should be our way of life! No one has ever gazed upon the fullness of God’s splendor. But if we love one another, God makes his permanent home in us, and we make our permanent home in him, and his love is brought to its full expression in us. And he has given us his Spirit within us so that we can have the assurance that he lives in us and that we live in him.”
His love is brought to its full expression in us! Wow! When we love people, all of Jesus is shining through us. First John 5:20 says He has made our understanding come alive. Superkid, when we plug in to Jesus, it’s like plugging in that toy, and the light comes on. We begin to see the picture of who we are. Then others begin to understand and see the light of His love in US.
There are many “Lite-Brite” words in the Bible. It’s all about shining that Electric Love to everyone around you. Remember, Superkid, it’s God’s power to love others, not our own. His love never grows tired like our own human love, so we can stay “ON” all the time! Just stay plugged in to Jesus. I will let Him have the last word, since He started this conversation in the first place.
“And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that your commendable works will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:15-17).
Commander Kellie ♥