Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Light


                In him was life and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
John 1:4-5 (ESV)

John uses the word light as a way to make us think about the importance of Jesus Christ in our lives. Light guides us as we travel. It brings comfort as we relax after a long day.

John tells us the light of Jesus shines in the darkness. Who among us had not had a condition or an issue in our lives that we could not handle on our own? However, when we sought Jesus’ guidance or comfort, He led us through to the right resolution.

As we celebrate Jesus, let us always remember Him and all He does in our lives. He is present for us never leaves us or forsakes us. He saved us from our sin. He sustains us through the difficulties this world brings to us. He provides us with food, shelter, and clothing.

In our traveling as a family, we toured a few caves along our trips. In each of the tours, the guides allowed us to experience total darkness. In two of those settings, there were small children in the group. Those children cried and screamed because they were scared. I can imagine what it would be like for people who live without Christ when they face “darkness” in their lives. The Bible refers to a time of screaming and gnashing of teeth. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Matt 13:49 (KJV)

However, if we know the Lord Jesus as the King of our lives, He has spared us from that.


  1. Interesting...I have been thinking about Jesus as the Light of the world as well, and even included that in my Christmas letter that I just wrote to get ready to send out with Christmas cards to the few that I still send to. I am so thankful for Jesus, the Light of the world, in this dark place called earth. Without Jesus, our lives would truly be dark and drear and without hope. Yes, Jesus became Light for us so that we could see Him more clearly in the darkness. So thankful for that True Light.

    1. Pam, thank you for adding your thoughts on this post. God sent Jesus into our world to lead us through those dark times we face because of the world in which we live. Peace and blessings.

  2. So thankful Jesus is the Light in our darkness and is always with us. Blessings to you!

    1. Thank you for stopping in. Peace and Blessings to you.


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