Light of The World
John 8:12 says, “ I am the light of the World. Follow me and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life.”
Finding your way in the dark can really be a challenge. If you’ve never been down a specific path before, walking in the dark can be terrifying. There’s no way to know what’s in front of you, or what may be lurking in the shadows. However, with the help of a good flashlight , or even better, daylight, the same path can become a carefree walk in the sunshine.
Throughout scripture, light is used as a powerful metaphor. God used fire to lead the Israelites by night and David calls God’s Word a light unto his path. Jesus is frequently referenced as the light of the world who gives life. Shining in the darkness, light is a welcome gift of hope and assurance. That bright and shining light came into this world in a tiny dark manger, but the bright shining star above lead the way for Sheppard’s and Wisemen to find their way to the one who would brighten the hope of all those who would seek Him. Your life is illuminated by the Light of the World. Live your life as a reflection of His light. You are His light in this world so that others may see Him and know that there is hope even in the times that seem hopeless. I pray that you will let his light shine brighter through you than it has ever before so others can find their way to Him. Not because of anything to do with us, but because of everything to do with Him. Be that light in the new year and may God richly bless you for it. Remember God Loves you and so do I.