I needed to leave the house early, so the night before I laid out my clothes for the morning and went to bed. In the morning, I dressed in the dark to not wake my wife. Everything was going great. I knew where my clothes were and put them on without any trouble and left the house.
I picked up a friend and then drove into the big city for a breakfast meeting. After being in the busy restaurant a while, the woman I was next to leaned over and whispered in my ear: “Do you know that your shirt is on backward?”
In the dark, we think we have it all figured out, that everything is fine, but the more light we stand in, the better we see reality.
Jesus is the Light. The closer we are to Him the more we see ourselves as we really are; the more we see our failings and sins. Some people think that when they become a Christian, daily sin either disappears or becomes less. Only someone dressing himself in the dark would ever imagine himself to be without sin. The more light we have, the more we know we need a Saviour.
If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son keeps on cleansing us from all sin (First John 1:7).