Light of the World – Devotion 265

Life can feel like all the lights have gone out and someone moved all the furniture.  We stumble through, trying to feel our way to the next place.  All is unsure.  We are trying to get a sense of what is around and how to maneuver to the next place.  The dark is real dark and any glimmer of light would help.  But muddling through, it can feel so lonely.  

These are the times when a small spark could change our entire world.  A simple flame would illuminate our path, opening our eyes to see things are not as we had imagined.  In the dark, we create images and scenes which may not even be real.  In the light, we see we are not alone.  We see we have a guide on this path.  We see there are treasures all around us.  All of these things are hidden in the dark, but come to life in just a little light.

For me, Jesus brings this light.  We stumble in our grief.  We fall over our anxiety.  Our fears weigh us down.  We are afraid to even move, it is so very dark.  And then a spark changes everything.  God sends us just what we need to see a little more.  We are given simple joys which ignite our spirits and show us the next step.  We don’t need to see the whole path – that could be daunting.  All we need to know is God is with us and he lights the way.  

Jesus is our light when we find ourselves covered in darkness.  He is our hope when there seems to be no way hope could exist.  He is our peace when all of the rest of our world is in chaos.  He is our joy when sorrow is all we feel.  He is our light.  Our light will show us the way.  Our light reminds us this is not the end.  Our light gives us a glimmer into the beauty all around.  

May the Light guide you on your path today.  May your joys be illuminated.  May your hopes be ignited.  May you see you are not alone.

Focus Scripture:

John 8:12

12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” 

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