Grateful for Light

Have you been out at night where there are no street lights and all you have is the moon and the stars to light your way? You know there are things in the bushes you can’t see…it would be great to have a flashlight!

Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night, been disoriented, stubbed your toe, stepped on something sharp or wet, and/or hit your shin or hip on a piece of furniture you forgot was there? Or maybe you’re staying in a hotel or the home of a friend? Where am I?

Well, I have!

The night light in our bedroom burned out a while back and it took me a while to get to the store for a replacement bulb yet.

We have night lights in every bedroom and the hall in our house. We don’t want our family and friends experiencing what I just described.

Do you know Jesus doesn’t want us walking around in the dark either?

“In a loud voice Jesus said: Everyone who has faith in me also has faith in the one who sent me. 45 And everyone who has seen me has seen the one who sent me. 46 I am the light that has come into the world. No one who has faith in me will stay in the dark. 47 I am not the one who will judge those who refuse to obey my teachings. I came to save the people of this world, not to be their judge. 48 But everyone who rejects me and my teachings will be judged on the last day by what I have said. 49 I don’t speak on my own. I say only what the Father who sent me has told me to say. 50 I know that his commands will bring eternal life. That is why I tell you exactly what the Father has told me.” John 12:44-50 CEV

Jesus said that He was the light of the world. He shines in the dark places and lights the way so we don’t lose our way. He brings light to our souls and salvation to our lives.

In the Psalms we also find that the Word of God is a lamp for our feet and a light on our pathway. Since Jesus is described as the Word the correlation between Jesus and the Word of God is the same.

But then Jesus told us that we are to bring light into the world. When Christ lives in us and we are following God’s Word we will bring light to those around us.

“You are like light for the whole world. A city built on top of a hill cannot be hidden, 15 and no one would light a lamp and put it under a clay pot. A lamp is placed on a lampstand, where it can give light to everyone in the house. 16 Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16 CEV

Be someone’s light today. Help them see past the darkness. Bring them hope.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. Let it shine till Jesus comes. I’m gonna let it shine.