Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12 (NLT)Jesus was referring to a light that was so much greater than the light we get from the sun. This is a light that breaks through spiritual darkness. Spiritual darkness - the darkness of the soul that makes one feel lost, wondering if there is a point to this life. When we are stuck in that darkness, we cannot see clearly and we feel alone even when there are people around us. When we are in darkness, we are wandering around bumping into people hurting others and ourselves. We need light in order to live out the lives we were created to live.
Jesus is our light. He is the One who gives us a spiritual vision and perspective to see there is a lot more on this road than wandering around. This light leads us to eternal life and gives us purpose. Suddenly we become aware that there is more to this life than just ourselves; we are aware that we are not alone. We have a Creator who loves us and has plans for us to do good things. This great and wonderful light came into our world full of darkness so we could see there is so much more to life on this earth. We have a hope that surpasses anything!
Are you focusing on the light?
This post is linked with Faith Filled Friday.