Thursday, June 8, 2017

Light of the World

Chuckle: A Sunday School teacher asked her class, “What did Jesus say about people getting married?” Little Johnny quickly answered, “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’”
Quote: "In darkness there is no choice. It is light that enables us to see the differences between things: and it is Christ that gives us light." --J.C. and A.W. Hare

"Christ will give you light" (Ephesians 5:14 NKJV). "In him (Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it" (John 1:4-5 NIV).
I'm a "morning person?" I usually pop out of bed while it is still dark because I enjoy the time with the Lord as I take in the first rays of dawn's early light and the glorious beauty of a dazzling sunrise? As I witness the sun's appearance over the horizon each morning, I'm reminded of all the blessings light brings into our physical lives.
However, as amazing as the morning sunrise is, it pales in comparison with the "Light of the World" who reveals to us spiritual truths and produces righteousness within us. Do you arise with joy and say, "Good Morning Lord," or "Good Lord, its morning?" I hope you begin each morning with anticipation and excitement about what the "Light of the World" has in store for you that day. He wants to light your way with hope even when the road ahead seems dark and foreboding.
In the same way that light dispels darkness, Jesus Christ wants to brighten your life each day. His powerful divine light can penetrate the very depths of your soul to illuminate and remove the hurts, frustrations, and disappointments that otherwise darken your life. As His light brightens your life, He takes away those things that keep you from experiencing joy as you grow in Him.
Whether you are a "morning person" or not, you can experience the light of Christ in your life. You can still see each day as a new experience with the Light of the World. Jesus said, "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).
Yes, the Light of the World will light your path as you follow Him even through the darkest of times. You can become a child of the light and reflect His light into the lives of others. "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord" (Ephesians 5:8-10 NIV).
Love, Jerry & Dotse


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