January 5, 2020: Jesus, The Light of the World...
“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 (NIV)
There are at least five reasons why light is important, and these factors provide insight as to what the Lord was saying.
Light is essential for vision. If the moon and the stars aren’t in the night sky, by the time its pitch black you see nothing.
Light is also essential for color. As the light dims, colors fade.
The earth’s food chain depends on light. Photosynthesis is the process whereby plants use the energy of light to produce food. In other words, without light, there is no life.
Light is a key element of happiness.
Light can drive away fear.
The impact when Jesus comes into a person’s life is similar to what light does in the natural world. He opens our eyes, giving us vision. He adds color and beauty to our lives. He brings life and happiness, and drives away fear.
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