Tuesday, October 7, 2014

John 8:12

John 8:12 - When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

If you had a choice, would you walk in the dark, or would you turn on a light? I know we have all stumbled through a dark room before. Maybe you woke up in the middle of the night and wanted a drink of water. Out of courtesy to the others that were sleeping around you in the house you left the light off.
If you are in your own home it is usually not so bad, because everything is familiar, but what if someone left something in the path? My kids are notorious for that. They will leave a toy out in the middle of the living room floor, just waiting for the foot of an unsuspecting victim. All of a sudden you step on it and you might as well have turned on the lights, because your scream of pain could have woken the neighbors.
Picture life in the sense of that room. With the lights off you may make it for awhile without any incidents, but at some point you will come across some obstacles. You may make it through some, but without being able to see them, eventually one will take you out.
Now turn on the light. All those obstacles are no longer a problem. The light doesn’t remove them, but it gives you what you need to maneuver around them. Now you can steer clear and pass them by with ease.
Jesus is our light. When we have Him inside of us His light shines through us. Now as we walk through life we will be able to completely avoid many obstacles. And those we can’t  avoid we will be able to see clear enough to move through or over them.
With Jesus inside of you, you will never walk in darkness again, because He is a light that will never go out.

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