8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible (Ephesians 5:8-13),
In 1799, the captain and crew of an American ship named the Nancy were put on trial for smuggling. Before capture, their illegal cargo and ship’s records were thrown overboard and a faked set of records were substituted. Just when they were about to be acquitted for lack of evidence, another captain walked into the courtroom with the original records that had been thrown into the sea. They had been eaten by a shark that was harpooned that very morning. Truth has a way of coming out, even through the belly of a shark. The Shark Papers are still on exhibit in the Institute of Jamaica. In the Day of Judgment everything you do in secret will be seen in the light. Those things you thought were hidden will be revealed, because truth comes out in the end. Therefore, live your life in the light. Let God wash away your sins and be pure. Take no part in secret things that bring shame. Live a life that you’d be glad to have lit up with light because you never know what could turn up in the belly of a shark. Live as children of light.