Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.
To trace the growth of media from the early days of radio and film is to witness an explosion bigger than any hurricane, volcano, earthquake, fire, or bomb. The media has covered the world in a cloud so massive that it shadows righteousness.
'Sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the Lord is coming, for it is at hand: a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness' (Joel 2:1-2).
Wandering stars and twisted media have turned our world wrong side up. Bad examples are made to look good. They confuse our children and steal their innocence. Darkness is glorified, and evil is paraded.
Yet, God is here, and He directs His own stars.
From Stage Right, herald the entrance of actors, models and talent for Christ. They join the drama called 'Hollywood': a drama that the entire world follows.
The twinkling of their lights is like fireflies in a vast night sky. Yet their numbers increase, and fans are drawn to their dance, to their light, and to the hope they carry.
God allows darkness to become darker. Therein, He lifts the confusion and clearly separates darkness from light, because He sees 'multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!' (Joel 3:14). He makes the choice clear.
Performers for God carry a special destiny; it is the torch of Jesus. Millions upon millions of lost and prodigal children will be led by God's stars through the media back to the light.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Separating Light From Dark series.