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Light of the World

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12

Have you ever experienced a black out in the middle of the night?

I remember the lights going out multiple times when I was kid. It’s amazing how much light one small candle can give off.

“Let there be light.”  These words were spoken and so it all began.  Time and all that exists came to be only after this one sentence brought about the beginning.  And then, in the course of human history, the true Light came into the world. The one who spoke light into being was the true Light, and in Him all can be enlightened.

Just as we stumble around in the darkness for lack of light, we stumble around in our sin, lost in it, without the Light of the World.  If we walk with Jesus, we will never walk in darkness because He will guide us.  He’ll be the lamp to our feet and the light to our path. Light always overpowers darkness! Always! It takes very little light to compensate for deep darkness.

Also, if we walk with Jesus we’ll ourselves be light to the world (Matthew 5:14). In us, the world will see Him.  They’ll find hope in Him, they’ll see His love.  Our lives will bear witness to the One who sent us, just as His life bore witness to the One who sent Him.

I’ve always been one to see a connection in music. Kari Jobe’s We Are does just that as she sings of us being the light that Jesus calls us to be:

We are the light of the world.
We are the city on a hill
We are the light of the world,
and we gotta, we gotta, we gotta let the light shine.

So let His light shine through you.  Others may see it and turn to Him.