What are you Doing Here – Light of the World
Week Three, Day Two
March 19, 2019
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and needed to use the restroom? If you've ever had to walk through a dark bedroom, you may have encountered obstacles on your way. You may have even stubbed your toe on a bed-frame. Reaching the light brings a sigh of relief. Flipping a switch makes all the difference. The smallest amount of light is enough to bring focus, safety, clarity.
In John 9:5 Jesus tells us, "While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
It only take 30 seconds of a news story to remind us that there is darkness in the world. We need a light in that darkness. When you speak with Jesus on your tongue, speckles of light fall from your lips. When you let Jesus light your path, your steps are illuminated like fireflies on a southern summer night.
Just as Jesus came to be the light of the world, to shine truth and hope, we are also given the privilege of shining the light of Jesus through our good deeds. Matthew 5:16 says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
When you turn off the light, what remains in the room? This is not a riddle. Jesus doesn't stop existing because of the darkness around us. Jesus doesn't stop being the light because we've stopped looking for the switch! His goodness is unchanged.
Will you worship in the shadows to shine His holy light, or will you rejoice only when you see a worldly glimmer of hope? You decide.
Jesus, you bring light and life to the darkest of days. You bring hope that helps us navigate dim terrain. Fill up the spaces in our lives that need to be illuminated. We praise you. You're the bright spot in every day. Amen.