Friday, December 9, 2011
Jesus-The Light of the World
“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 (NIV)
Our neighbor has a security light that comes on when someone gets to a certain spot on his driveway. Several years ago, it came on and scared some police officers when they received a call about a strange recurring sound that came from the yard. While it startled the two police investigators and any others who venture there, it brought peace to our neighbors.
We read in our Bibles that Jesus identifies himself as ‘The Light of the World.’ By shedding light into our lives, He calls attention to our sins, protects us from harm, and guides us through murky times.
Whenever I feel I have an issue working on my spirit, I can go to Jesus and express my feelings. If I feel the need, He even allows me to vent. He shows me what I need to do in order to advance beyond the depression, the anger or the frustration I may have, all because of His light.
He took my sin upon Himself when He willingly gave His life for me. He forgave me just as He did the repentant thief.
Thank you for shedding your light upon my dark world. Back then, I felt as though I wasn’t worth anything; it was as if I had no real earthly friends. There was an issue in our home that needed Your light and You resolved that circumstance. I give you the praise for that. In the name of Jesus, I pray. AMEN