Thursday 29 January, 2015

John 12:44-50

44 Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only. They also believe in the one who sent me. 45 The one who looks at me sees the one who sent me. 46 I have come into the world to be its light. So no one who believes in me will stay in darkness. 47 “I don’t judge a person who hears my words but does not obey them. I didn’t come to judge the world. I came to save the world. 48 But there is a judge for anyone who does not accept me and my words. These words I have spoken will judge them on the last day. 49 I did not speak on my own. The Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have said. 50 I know that his command leads to eternal life. So everything I say is just what the Father has told me to say.”

I love the image of God as light – and here Jesus is telling, actually “shouting” to the crowds that He has come as a light to shine in this dark world – so that all who put their trust in Him (Jesus) will no longer remain in the dark.

In the thunderstorms we had in November we lost power at our house a couple of times and as soon as we lost power we lost light. Light is something I take for granted till it isn’t there. Till you hit the light switch and nothing happens. Darkness takes away so much – you can’t see your surroundings, its hard to figure out which way to go and there’s a niggling sense that there is something unpleasant in the darkness you just can’t see.

When the power is restored – and the lights come back on – it makes me feel safe. I know where I am, I can find my way easily and I can see who is alongside me.

How amazing to know that Jesus has come to be a light – to shine in this dark world – so we can see, so we can know where we are and who is with us and how to get where we need to go – all this Jesus has done and is doing for us. Each day lighting our way as we trust in Him.

Lord I love the light you bring into my life. David wrote Psalm 119:105

“ Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Thank you.

Written by Ps. Linda Quinn

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