“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
When I was a little girl, I was afraid of the dark. Every time my parents had friends over and it got a little late, my mom would tuck me into bed and shut my door. I could barely see my hands in front of my face. I’d pull the covers up to my nose and peer out over blanket waiting for their friends to go home so my mom would come open my door and shine some light into the recesses of my dark little room.
A little over 2,000 years ago, our Heavenly Father cracked open the door of heaven and sent His Son to shine His glorious light into our world of darkness. He came not only to shine some light in our darkness, but to BE the Light.
Never again do we have to walk in the darkness and try to find our way through this thing called life. Never again do we have to peek our heads out of the cover of darkness and hope somehow we’ll be alright. Jesus is the Light of the world. He is the Light of our circumstances. He is the Light of our deepest need. He is our Light for each step we take.
Today, you may be going through a dark time in your life – you may be facing difficult decisions and you aren’t sure what to do. Jesus tells us that His Word is a lamp to our feet and light for our path. He sheds light for our journey one step at a time as we follow His Word and trust His ways. Let your Heavenly Father crack the door of your dark room and become Light for your heart and your circumstances.
If you don’t know Jesus, I pray today, you will invite Him into your life and surrender all you are to all He is. Then you will become the light of the world as He shines His light through you.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14
During this Christmas season, as we pass by lights twinkling from the housetops and shining brightly on the Christmas tree, I pray we will remember that Jesus is the Light of the world – the Light of our world!
I think we instinctively have a fear of the dark and a desire for light. It's another way I think God draws us to Himself. The Light of the World has come!