I woke up this morning to the sound of rain and the absence of light. After fumbling around with a flashlight I finally found a candle. So I sat in my recliner with only a flickering candle to illuminate the room and a vivid imagination of what it must have been like in “the old days”. What was a minor inconvenience to me was a way of life for folks back then. How blessed we are to have light! As soon as the electricity came on a started checking devotions that I read everyday and couldn’t believe how many related to the subject of light–it was amazing. Then I started to read my emails and sure enough the theme continued. The second one was “Turning Point” which related the following story:
Would you find it difficult to live where the sun never rises? In a spiritual sense, that’s where we’re living now. This world is spiritually dark, and its inhabitants are blinded to the truth. Every morning they awaken to darkness, failing to recognize Him who said: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12).
We have what the world needs—the light of the world, Jesus Christ. Let your character and conduct reflect Him today. The Bible says, “ Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;” (Philippians 2:14-15).