Every day it seems the news headlines report a story of yet another tragedy. Do you ever just sigh and lean back in your chair and feel a sense of sadness and despair? Is there anything we can do about the darkness in this world? Yes, we can add more light in the world! Darkness happens when not enough light exists. Only light is powerful enough to get rid of the darkness.
“Then Jesus spoke what is said in John 8:12 - “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Jesus made it very clear that we are the light of the world. We are called to shine the light of Jesus through us. From the beginning of time, God has been the source of light.
Then God stated what is said in Genesis 1:2-3 - Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Imagine a world full of darkness. Then, with four words, God said: "Let There Be Light." Every living thing relies on light for its existence (plants, animals, and people).
Then what is stated in 2 Corinthians 4:6 occurred - For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
Trying to shine on your own light can be exhausting. Instead, you are called to be closely connected to God and remain in Him. When you do, God’s light pours forth through you in powerful, brilliant ways that change the world.
The ways you shine might not make the news, but they make even more of a difference than you can see. They change lives!!!
And if you are not shining, are you ready to change your life?