Light Out Of Darkness – Lyric video

This is song no. 10 from my newest album “Let The Spirit And The Bride Say Come”. A big thank you to Zac Prosser for making this video for me. In his words describing the video; ” the sadness doesn’t dictate the redemptive nature of the song..the mixing and movement symbolise the added pressures of this world, but then the colour shows how the Holy Spirit is sanctifying us into something beautiful.” I echo his thoughts – the pressures of this world upon us do not destroy us but rather transform us into His image as coal through time and pressure becomes a beautiful diamond.
In 2 Corinthians chapter 4 and 5 Paul talks about the sufferings in his body he experienced not being worthy to be compared to the glory which awaited him. Though he was hard pressed, he was not crushed, though he was persecuted, he was not forsaken. As I read these chapters, I realised that the very well known verse “For we walk by faith not by sight” is found in the middle of the passages which talk of suffering and trial. When it is dark and we cannot see even one footstep ahead, it is then more than ever that we must walk by faith. The times we are living in are extremely dark yet the challenge to walk by faith and not by sight ever more before us. Things may look bleak but it is God who commanded light to shine out of darkness and has shone in our hearts. We are the light of the world and that light needs to shine through our broken vessels, to draw others to Jesus.
The words of this song may be echoed by many brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world who are being persecuted for being followers of Jesus. The Bible tells us to remember those who are in chains as if we are chained with them. Perhaps as you listen to this song, though all may be well for you, remember those who have been imprisoned, beaten, made homeless, falsely accused and even put to death for professing the name of Jesus.

God bless you and thank you for taking time to listen! I hope it can bless you 🙂

Light Out Of Darkness ©2021 SBM
Written and composed by Sarah Begaj
CCLI# 7170221

Verse 1
It is God who commanded
Light out of darkness
Shining His glory
Deep in our hearts
We have treasure in vessels
Moulded and broken
Formed by the potter
His power in us

We are hard pressed
Yet not crushed
Not in despair
Forsaken not
Struck down
Not destroyed
For we bear in our bodies
The dying of Jesus
Yet we shall be raised up with Him

Though the outward may perish
Inwards we’ll flourish
Daily renewing
Our hearts and our minds
And for our light affliction
But for a moment
Working eternal
Glory in us

For we walk by faith
And not by sight
By the love of Christ