Read: John 12:42-50
I have come into the world as a light so that no one who believers in me should stay in darkness. v. 46
During a trip to Peru, I visited one of the many caves found throughout that mountainous country. Our guide told us that this particular cave had already been explored to a depth of 9 miles – and it went even deeper. We saw fascinating bats, nocturnal birds, and interesting rock formations. Before long, however, the darkness of the cave became unnerving – almost suffocating. I was greatly relieved when we returned to the surface and the light of day.
That experience was a stark reminder of how oppressive darkness can be and how much we need light. We live in a world made dark by sin – a world that has turned against its Creator. And we need the Light.
Jesus, who came to restore all of creation – including humanity – to its intended place referred to Himself as that “light” (John 8:12). “I have come into the world as a light,” He said, “so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness” (12:46).
In Him, we not only have the light of salvation but the only light by which we can find our way – His way – through our world’s spiritual darkness. — BILL CROWDER
How have you seen
God’s light displayed
in our broken world?
In what ways have you
shared His light?
When we walk in the Light, we won’t stumble in the darkness.
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