Date: December 3, 2014 10:28 PM
Topic: +DEV+ The Light of the World
The Light of the World
"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." John 8:12
Scripture Focus: John 8:12; 1 John 1
With God's great miracle of the oil for the Temple menorah, Hanukkah has come to be known as the "Festival of Lights." Light is both beautiful and mysterious. The psalmist spoke of God as light: "The LORD is my light" (Psalm 27:1). The Jewish prophets also spoke of Messiah as light: "your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you" (Isaiah 60:1). And then Simeon proclaimed the baby Jesus as "a light for revelation to the Gentiles" (Luke 2:32).
We live in a world today whose darkness has settled on the hearts and the minds of people everywhere. There is a moral darkness; a darkness of hopelessness and despair. At some point in our lives we are all faced with the darkness of our greatest enemy: death.
But there is really good news! "God is light; in him there is no darkness at all" and "if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin" (1 John 1:5-7). The Light of the World has shed His love on you!
Insight: "For light I go directly to the source of light, not to any of the reflections." (Peace Pilgrim Quotes)
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