Saturday, November 12, 2011


So why should I be afraid? The Lord is my light. 
He is my confidence, my source of hope. 
The Lord is my light, He is the brightness of my life. 

“that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation among whom you shine as lights in the world…”

Today, I was thinking about Jesus as Light. Since He is the light of the world (john 8.12) , that means He is the source and we need Him to constantly shine through us. For that to happen, we need to behold Jesus. We need to take and claim Him as ours and be shaped and molded into His likeness so that we may possess His light.

Light posessors become light-transmitters. Have you ever tried to cup a light in your hands? Its nearly impossible, beams of light leak out from the cracks in your fingers. And, even if you are able to close the cracks, your skin takes on a warm orangish-glow because of the light within.  Light doesn't have to be taken literally. It doesn't mean only a plugged in light bulb or the rays of the sun streaming through the trees. I think the abstract definition of Jesus being the Light is where the deeper meaning surfaces. When we have Him inside of us, it's impossible not to shine. He makes us different. He makes us brighter, full of hope, full of joy, full of peace. And often, I think those are the kind of practical ways we experience light everyday. Through smiles, laughter, words that bring healing, calmness and peace to the rush and pressure of everyday circumstances.

So why try to hide the light? Be a transmittor! Don’t hold it in! Shine! Let those around you see the light!

The world is corrupt, so it needs salt.
The world is dark, so it needs light.

You were made to shine. 

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