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Light in the Darkness

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but have the light of life."  John 8:12 NKJV

light in the darknessWe often feel lost or confused as we struggle with how we can be light in the darkness. 

Throughout generations, most have probably concluded that a time in their lives seemed worse than all others. We have witnessed evil and wickedness, days filled with bad news, constant negativity, sickness, and hopelessness, to name a few. Everyone seems to have an opinion, and with so much misinformation, finding or determining the truth is difficult. Our emotional state has become immune, and our physical condition a feeling of numbness. We are no longer shocked or appalled by events. 

I thought about stories in the Bible where evil and wickedness were rampant. God chose Noah to build an ark because God decided to send a great flood to destroy a sinful world. God also sent fire and brimstone to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their evil.

We, too, live in a sin-filled world, but God has sent His Son, the Light of the world, to save us. We don’t have to be despondent but encouraged to connect to Jesus, our greatest power source. Through this power source, our lights can shine brightly in this dark world. Our light should reflect Christ and illuminate the way from the darkness into His marvelous light.

Our light shines brightly when we remember and obey God’s commands and love others as God loves us. We are radiant when we share our testimonies of God’s goodness and how we respond to difficult trials and life events. We stand out because we are God’s hands and feet, carrying out His ministry and making ourselves available to serve the needy.

How can you use your light to lead others out of the darkness?

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Felicia Dawson

Felicia is a native of Richmond, Virginia, and has authored There Is a Church on Every Corner, So Why Isn’t Everyone Saved? She believes God can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things to help lead others to Christ and build His kingdom on earth.