Verse for Today: Saturday, August 31, 2013
John 8:12 – “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”.
Darkness is a reality in life. We often find it difficult to make decisions because of the uncertainties involved in the issues facing us. Everything in life is a probability. Our predictions and projections are relative and often go wrong. We experience a series of perceptional errors. We are unable to see what is ahead of us. God teaches us the reality of darkness as we emerge from a night to a new day. God’s physical lights in this world teach us about the need for light in our hearts and lives. God sent His light from heaven to this world in the person of Jesus Christ. He came to pour light into our hearts and lives so as to give us right direction to the destination that He wants us to pursue. When Jesus comes into the hearts and lives of people, they would be able to see the thickness of the sheer darkness of sin, hell, Satan and the vanity fair of this world. But when we allow God’s light in the person of Jesus Christ to come into our hearts and as He shines in our souls, darkness melts away and purposefulness and hope emerge. In the light of Jesus Christ, we see God in His glory in our hearts and fill us with hope for a brighter future where there will be no darkness. This light will help us to know the will of God and the ways of God for daily living. So when we face uncertainties in life today, it is our prerogative to go to the Light of the World who will shed His glory in our hearts to remove confusion, chaos and lack of clarity about our priorities. We will thus see truth and bear witness to it in our daily walk with Him.
Dear friend, are you experiencing uncertainties and confusions in life today? Are you afraid of the possible uncertain future with its probable negativity? But the light that Jesus brings to your life gives you hope and certainty through faith. When we meditate on the truths in God’s unchanging Word, His Holy Spirit will pour heavenly light in our hearts with which we will be able to see the glory of Jesus. Thus faith in His power will be generated in our hearts to trust Him. As we trust Him, our hearts will become bold and our confidence will increase to courageously face the future. With His light on our pathway, we will be able to take next steps in life with boldness as He honors our steps of faith. His light will generate the warmth of God in our hearts and keep us from becoming coldhearted. Our hearts will warm up to the realities of what God would do for us and through us. Our lives will exemplify the brightness of God to provide light and direction to the dark lives around us. When our hearts and lives are thus brightened up with divine light, we will be able to sing God’s praises like Paul and Silas in a dungeon during night. It was His light that the shepherds saw in the night of the birth of the Savior in Bethlehem. It was His light that opened the eyes of the disciple of Prophet Elisha to see the providence of God. It was His light which enabled a blinded Saul of Tarsus to see the glorified Jesus on Damascus Road. Today the Light of the World leads His children in times of confusions and uncertainties and takes them forward with hope, faith, confidence and boldness.
Psalms 36:9 – For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.
Thought for Today
The light that is in us will be visible to the outside world when our earthen vessels are broken.
Prayer for Today
Dear Lord Jesus: Help me today to passionately ablaze with Your light and love so that the world would see Your glory and image through me. Amen!