by Jerry Guy
It is amazing, the wonder of light. It is featured in every aspect of our lives yet, at the end of the day, if we rehearse our day, we realize we never gave it a thought. It is just there! Jesus said we should "walk while you have the light lest darkness come upon you." (John 12:35) And while He was here, He stated "I am come a light into the world that whosever believe on me should not abide in darkness." (John 12:46)
Stop and think for a moment. What effect does light have on us? Say we are walking in the woods, enjoying God's creation and the sun goes down. As it gets darker, we turn to go back to where we came from, we turn on our flashlight to see our way. How do we feel? We cannot see any of the beauty we were enjoying minutes before, but we hear the noises of things around us because we cannot see it and it is easy to become frightened. As we come out of the trees, we see the light of our cabin. What is the effect? What do we see? Where do our thoughts run to?
Now, consider this. In Matthew 5:14 - 16, Jesus said "Ye ARE (emphasis mine) the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." What does this mean for you and me?
C. decreasing fear?
We have not been called "light" for no reason. Jesus intended to be a calling, to be sunlight for those still in darkness. A light that shows all, without partiality, the truth of God's love and care that is available to all.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (emphases mine)- John 3:16
The S U N has been given to show all reality.
The S O N has been given to show all the way home!
Jerry guy, author
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