Light of Life

2016.01.05

“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)

Reflection:
We know what it is to have darkness in our lives. There is the darkness that comes from the world around us bringing insecurity, fear and despair. There is also the darkness that arises within us bringing clouds of inadequacy, shame, depression and hopelessness.

Into the lost and lonely places of this darkness Jesus Christ speaks quietly – “I am here”; “I am with you”; “I am the light of your world”.

This light is not a small flickering candle threatening to be extinguished by the dismal drafts of despair gusting in from the world. This light is the inextinguishable light of Life. It is found in the eternal, glorious and love-filled Person who is the Christ, Son of the Almighty Father.

The rejected and ridiculed souls who turned to Jesus during His earthly ministry were drawn by this amazing love-filled light. It flowed from Him towards them. They knew that here was their one true hope, and they wept – not due now to their shame and fear but because of the forgiveness, love and life that embraced them in His eyes and though His voice.

Jesus Christ is your light no matter what your darkness is or has been. He is the Light of Love and Life which the world does not understand but which we can know. He is the eternal Light – your Light – which can never be extinguished, no matter how deep the darkness.

Response:
Look to the Light that is Jesus the Christ. Ask Him to help you focus on and receive Him.

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, please shine Your Light into my darkness – and help me to trust and live in the pure, new light of the life that you give me. Amen.

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