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The sermon this past Sunday was from John 8, Jesus Light of the World. It’s had me thinking for a few days. But then, that is what sermons are supposed to do.

Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” (John 8:12, NASB)

To follow Jesus means to believe in Him, to trust Him each day, and to obey Him and His Word. As a result, we are given eternal life, or Light in eternity.

Jesus was reminding those listening of the exodus from Egypt. In the darkness of night while in the wilderness, God led them by a pillar of fire. He provided light in the darkness.

But what about us today, who live in this wilderness of a world. The darkness of situations are all around us, sometimes pressing on our hearts like a heavy weight. Hear these words from Isaiah:

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.” (Isaiah 9:2, NASB)

Even in the darkness of the world around us, we can be a people who will not only see the Light, but the Light will shine on us, and in us. We won’t stumble around, but walk with confidence in the light He shines onto our path.

So often we want to see far off into the distance, and the future. We want to know and see what the days ahead will hold. Much the way, a flashlight shows us where to take our next step, we must also trust God each step of the way.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105, NASB)

May our prayer be simple:
“Lord, be our beacon of light in dark times.”

Hard times come around for all of us, but they don’t have to make us doubt God’s loving presence in our lives.” Looking for encouragement? You will surely find it in Ashley’s post, “Doubting God’s Presence: 6 Sweet Reminders” HERE.




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