In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4-5
In March of 1997 I found myself in a very dark place, mentally and spiritually. For many years before that I had lived a life completely void of God, although I pretended to be a man of God.
On the morning I speak of I woke up in complete darkness, it was then that the light began to shine under the door. At the time I did not realize that light was the light of Christ coming into my life. Life certainly has changed since that day, and so we look at our lives today we find ourselves surrounded by darkness. It is as though our voices are not to be heard as we continue to hold onto our faith and not hold onto the world.
In John 8:12 Jesus says “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”
Do we shine the light of Christ to those around us, even in these times when it is really easy to give way to moments of fear and worry? Do we reach out to those around us and love them like Jesus loved? We must be the light of life in this crazy world as Jesus said in Matthew 5:15-16
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way; let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
I am reminded of the children’s song we have heard many times before,
“This little light of mine I’m gonna let it shine”
Darkness cannot exist where there is light.
Have an amazing day!