“Later in one of his talks, Jesus said to the people, ‘I am the light of the world. So if you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, for living light will flood your path.’” John 8:12 LIVING BIBLE
The dictionary explains “darkness” as: “…entirely or partly without light, neither giving nor receiving light.”
Who among us has not been afraid of the dark- even a little bit? Why is that? It may or may not be a learned fear. Most of the time it just seems like instinct. Spiritually speaking, instinctual fear of the darkness may save our lives.
If you have ever been caught unaware in total darkness, you know it’s not necessarily a pleasant experience. The last thing you want to do is to take a step forward and find your way with no point of reference. No one wants to stumble and fall. All concepts of distance and depth are taken from you, changing your reality. When you open a door to a darkened room, and a little light gets in, it’s no longer dark! The same is with our hearts. When we are without God in our life, we experience spiritual darkness. The light of Jesus is our point of reference. It is up to us to crack the door so Jesus and the words He speaks can bring light. He gives us the light and wants us to share it in return.
There are plenty of influences in this world that encourage darkness. Our job is to reflect the kind of light that can dispel it. The little things we do and say may be the light someone needs to illuminate their heart and mind at any given moment in time. Remember, even a small candle can illumine a dark room.
Father in heaven, If you are not darkness, then I don’t want to be there. Help me to seek your light in my life. I don’t want to stumble around any more – I need You to guide me. Please use me to be a light, even in a small way, in someone else’s life today.