Today’s Gospel: John 8, 12-20
Jesus said He is the light of the world and those of us who follow Him will not walk in darkness but have the light of life. Have you noticed how dark our homes become at night, after the television is off, the laptop closed for the night and our phone plugged in the charger? Late at night, in that darkness, I realize just how blinding and misguiding the lights of the world are.
The lights of the latest status update, email or television sitcom drown out the light of Christ. It’s kind of like being in the city and looking up; there are very few if any stars seen because the light pollution from the stores and streetlights drown out the stars. But get away from the city, and the sky is illuminated with millions of twinkling stars it seems.
I want that light of life Christ speaks about in this Gospel passage. But it only makes sense that the more time I spend in front of the artificial light, the more I am filled with it. The artificial light drowns out and leaves no room for the light of Christ. Jesus also tells the Pharisees He knows from where He came and where He is going. I, on the other hand, feel like a deer caught in the headlights some days.
Not only does the artificial light of the world obscure the light of Christ, it also dazes and confuses me. I’m not sure where I came from or where I’m going, but I’m in a hurry no less. I want to be able to see the light of Christ. I want to be the light of Christ in a light polluted world.
Are there times when you choose the light of the world over or before the light of Christ?
Jesus Christ, light of the world, I want to be a shining example of Your light and love. Please show me how to choose the better part – the true light of life, over the light pollution found so easily in the world.
Copyright 2016 Jenny Coleen
God lover, Word seeker, truth speaker…Hi, I’m Jenny and I write at The Littlest Way to encourage women to find their value and worth in Christ through Bible Journaling, Bible Quotes, Daily Affirmations and Book Club Time. I have been married to Chris for 23 years and we have 7 children. Let’s live a BIG life in a little way.