Jesus: The Different Kind of Light
Optional Scripture: John 8:12 (theme selected text)
John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”
We live in a world with light at our fingertips. All we have to do is flip a switch. Jesus is talking about a different kind of light. Out world is filled with the darkness of the soul. People are walking around with hopelessness in their hearts. We have so many material things that people can cover up their inner darkness, unaware that material things do not satisfy the heart’s longings.
II Cor. 4:4 “The God of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is in the image of God.” The natural man is unable to receive spiritual light because he lacks the capacity for spiritual things. Only a spiritual birth changes that capacity. Jesus Christ is the illuminator of men’s hearts.
We as believers have a responsibility to share the light of Jesus with those who are in a spiritual darkness. We are given opportunities every day to shed light on darkness. We are given a promise by Jesus that as we follow Him, we will not walk in darkness. Do others see that light in our lives as we speak it and live it? Do people notice that we have been with Jesus? Are we listening to the Spirit of God when we are given an opportunity to share God’s love?
Eph. 2:10 “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” May we use this special time of the year to spread the light of God’s love.