Sunday, November 6, 2016
What it means to Live in the Light
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, New International Version)
One morning last week as I was heading to work in the dark, I pulled up to the four-way stop in our town. Three other vehicles also came to a stop at each of the other corners. We all sat for a minute, trying to decide who had arrived first and who was privy to going first. Slowly, one of the vehicles started creeping into the intersection. The other three of us let them go, which paved the way for each of the remaining cars to take their turn. Had it been daylight and we could have seen into each other’s driver’s seats, we would have seen someone waving us through. Or would have been the one waiting their turn, as we motioned the others to go.
In the darkness, we don’t know what to do. We’re confused and hesitate. We don’t want to cause an accident or injury. If we are walking around our familiar houses in the dark, we keep a hand on the wall or the furniture to keep from tripping.
How wonderful that as believers, we don’t have to stumble in the darkness. We have the light of our Lord and Savior to steer us on a safe path.
Lord, God, Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your one and only Son to be the Light in our world, to guide us and carry us home. Amen.