A visitor recently said to me, “There’s something different about you. You have something I don’t have. I lack something in my life that you have in your life. It’s very obvious to me. What is it?”
“Oh,” I replied, “it’s not something. It’s Someone. It’s the Lord!”
John, the Apostle, put it this way: “Life itself was in Him, and this life gives light to everyone. This light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
There is in this magnificent truth the Light we need in and for our lives: The darkness of sin can never extinguish the Light that comes from God through Jesus Christ. In this Light we can see ourselves as we really are: sinners in need of a Savior and the salvation that only He can provide. When we come to Jesus, the true Light, and follow Him, we can walk confidently in His strength and power, seeing things as they really are. We will be able to avoid falling into temptation and sin since His Light will shine on our paths. We will then walk in ways that are pleasing to Him. When we follow this Light we can be assured of knowing that our lives are pleasing to Him and we can count on His presence and power.
With God’s Son, Jesus, as our Savior, we will become “someone” who is different. Our lives will reveal His wonder and glory and we will shine as His “lights.”
Prayer: Lord, You truly are the Light of the world and will, if we allow You, give us “the” light that will guide us and guard us and bring us safely into Your presence. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: John 1 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (Read more…)