OUTFLOW out-flow (out-flo) n. 1. the act of flowing out. 2. that which flows out. 3. any outward movement.
The outflow of God's grace and mercy is a light that shines out of darkness. It is the light that has shined in our hearts to give us the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Cor. 4:6). In other words, the light of God's mercy and grace is the person of our Lord Jesus Christ! In John 8:12, Jesus declared, "I AM the light of the world!" That Light has now come to dwell in those of us who have believed on Him, and He manifests His mercy and grace through each of us. We are no longer our own, but we have been purchased by Christ and are now children of light, and the light of Christ outflows from us as a lamp that is set upon a hill; we cannot be hidden! Instead, we shine as a beacon of hope, looking like a cross to a dying humanity.
©2010 Richard L. Jones