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IBC Women’s Ministry Blog – July 30, 2020

IBC Women’s Ministry Blog – July 30, 2020

Light of the World

 

John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

 

I hope we do lights on our houses and Christmas trees to remind one another that Jesus is the Light of the World. I know light is beautiful, so maybe these traditions would have developed with or without the proclamation of Jesus’ name, but I hope the lights remind all of deliverance in Him. Colossians states that He rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the Kingdom of His Son, the Kingdom of His Light!

 

Jesus referred to Himself and His followers as the Light of the World. In the Bible, light stands in contrast to darkness. Humankind longs to escape the darkness. Darkness is the opposite of illumination. We cannot see in the darkness. Google darkness and you will see that many music artists write about darkness. They equate darkness to being alone. They equate darkness to nonlife, to nonexistence. We are not created for the darkness. 

 

One of the first Christian songs I learned was “This Little Light of Mine”. I realize now that this fun (hand movements) connected me to the Body of Christ. As a child, I did not question if I had any light to shine. My family taught me that I was a help, a blessing. I had purpose. 

 

As we celebrate the Light of the World, let’s open our eyes to His revelation of Himself, His affirmation of His image in us, and His great deliverance from all darkness. We know it takes only a little light to dispel the darkness. We can “lighten” the load for one another.

 

Read John 9