Thursday, December 3, 2015

Jesus, the light of the world! (John 8:12)

In John 8:12 (ESV) Jesus tells us, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Recently I read where scientists believe all life begins with light.

It is amazing. The Bible told us this long ago.

John 1:4 makes this clear. “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Notice Habakkuk 3:4, His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from His hand, where His power was hidden.”

“Rays flashed from His hand, where His power was hidden.” indicates an open hand of power, direction, dominion, and fellowship.

God’s illuminating brilliance produces happiness and joy that beams from His open hands and side with power, direction, dominion, and fellowship, and He offers this to all who would believe in Him.

When Jesus’ hands, feet and side were pierced, He split the darkness with His brilliance, illuminating His light.

(James 1:17) “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

When we belong to Jesus we are commanded to “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

 “And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehends it not.” (John 1:5 KJV)

It doesn’t take much to see the great darkness covering the earth. 

We are to be the light that shines in this darkness with hope, joy and offering salvation to all who would receive Jesus. Don’t be upset when the world does not understand you when you walk in the characteristic of Christ. It is because the world is filled with darkness, so we are given the mandate to allow Christ to shine through us.
This goodness can be something as simple as being honest when the cashier accidentally puts something in your bags you did not purchase. When you take it back they will not understand why you would do such a thing. Walking in integrity, honesty, showing the characteristics of Christ sheds light in places you may never realize.

Ask Jesus to shine through you as you go into the world. Amen!

Blessings on your day!


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