Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying ‘I am the Light of the World. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.’ (John 8:12 NKJV)
During the Christmas season, my neighborhood’s homes were decorated elaborately from roof top, outlining the house and windows, to the yards. The shrubberies were totally covered with lights. Trees, snowmen and lighted reindeer stood brightly in their front yards. For anyone driving past these homes, it was not night.
The lights are out. It is dark now.
Recently, I read an article about Marine Colonel John Glenn. In 1962, he orbited the earth three times in less than five hours. Intricate electronic equipment at a Tracking Station in San Diego monitored his flight and even showed his heart beat with blips on our television screens.
As the space capsule spun hundreds of miles above Perth, Australia, the people of that city turned on their lights. Col. Glenn’s voice reported from space, “I can see the lights of Perth. Thank everyone for turning on the lights.”
Do our daily lives still reveal Jesus is the Light of our world? Would He look down and say, “Thank you, your light of love for Me shines all year long?” Or is it dark now? Jesus said,“You are the light of the world. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”(Matt.5:14, 16)
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, You are the reason we celebrate. I pray our Christmas lights will spark in someone’s heart that You are Lord. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.©2011 Lois Gosley