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Sweet Words: Light

Anchor Devotional - 06.03.17


“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

Light and darkness make an interesting study, as any artist or photographer would agree. Just think of it… even the tiniest light will expel darkness; try to add more darkness, but still you have that light. Nothing, save closing your eyes to it, can eliminate its glow.

In a world that increasingly champions sin and evil, Jesus’ promise is especially encouraging. He proclaims that He is the light of the world and that whoever follows Him will never walk in darkness. What a wonderful way to live… in the light of Jesus!

I love to watch the sun rise in the morning. I recall a long, dark night while camping out in the mountains of Utah. From my sleeping bag on hard ground, I prayed for morning to come. Long before the sun rose, I stared into the pitch black eastern sky. And then the sun began to make its appearance. In minutes, all went from total darkness to spectacular light. This is not unlike what happens when the light of Jesus enters in. Darkness disappears, and His light shines to make our lives a work of art.

Scripture Focus

Genesis 1:1-5

Insight

Thank You, Father in Heaven, for sending Jesus as the Light of the world who rescues us from the darkness.

Read the Bible

  • 1 Samuel 5-6
  • Psalm 122
  • 1 Corinthians 16