Day 10: John 8
We find Jesus in the temple courts, teaching and challenging the thoughts and teachings of the times. People came to test him, but he always came back with kingdom thinking. Thinking that caused people to stop and listen, thinking that was about love and freedom rather than dos and don’ts.
A lot of people started to fight and dispute who he was, where he came from and what he was about.
Then right in the middle of the chapter he drops this incredible scripture…
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Now this seems like a really bold claim, but when you think about it, when you really understand it. It packs such a punch, and brings hope when we need it the most.
Think about it this way…
Have you ever been in a dark room and you turned your iPod or phone on? The light from your device was really bright and made the darkness go away. That’s a lot like how Jesus is in our dark world. He’s light. Where He is, darkness flees.
When we walk with Jesus, we don’t have to walk in darkness. He came to destroy the the darkness of loss, anxiety, stress, hopelessness, pain, unforgiveness, and camparison. He came to set free from all hurt.
With Jesus, we have freedom and a new life. The kind of life that Jesus brought us is a good life. It’s freedom, hope, love, forgiveness, faith and peace for us. It’s a life of freedom from the things that once held us back.
Jesus truly is the light of the world. He’s brought us light and life and when we put our trust in Him we can walk in that light in every area of our lives.
So no matter what you’re facing, know that Jesus came to bring life, light, hope and love to your situation. Choose to believe Him and walk in the light He provides.
Pray this with me today:
Jesus, thank you, that you are the light of the world.
And that your light shines into every part of my life, to bring hope, love and forgiveness.
Today, help me to see you love, help me to trust you light, and guide me in your ways everlasting.
Ps Richard McGuinness