When we go into a dark place we instinctively want to turn on some light so that we can see our way. No one wants to grope around in the darkness and yet that is how many of us often live life. We don’t know what we should do in different situations and so we try to “feel” our way around trying to find our way. As a result we sometimes bump into things that hurt us or we lose confidence and are hesitant about continuing our journey. We can even be afraid, lonely or depressed because there is no light.
Matthew 4:16 “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light,
And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death,
Upon them a Light dawned.”
Jesus came to give us light so that we would no longer live in the darkness. It was the tender mercy of God that sent Jesus into the world so that we might come into the light and know the light. It is the tender mercy of God that is calling you to come into the light. The darkness can be very frightful. He will guide you in the right way, which is the way of peace.
Luke 1:78,79 Because of the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Sunrise from on high will visit us,
To shine upon those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Jesus promises us that if we will follow Him that we will not walk in darkness. Do you feel that there is darkness in your life? Ask the Lord to let you see Him and in seeing Him you will see the light. Often when someone becomes a Christian they will say, “I have seen the light”.
Psalm 36:9 For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your light we see light.
Not only will you have light when you see Him but He will guide you in the way you should go. Follow Him and you will have the Light of life with you all the time.
John 8:12 Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
He does not want you to live in the darkness. As you grow in your faith then you will also grow in the light of Christ.
John 12:46 I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
Has He given you light? Has He shown you what you should do? Do it and don’t hesitate any longer for you may not always have the light and then the darkness will overtake you and you will grope a long in the darkness and wonder where the Lord is.
John 12:35 So Jesus said to them, “For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
When Jesus is your light then you will not be afraid.
Psalm 27:1a The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
Just as a child with a loving father can go into a dark room because her father is holding her hand so you too can go into unfamiliar places because He is the One who holds your hand. He will not let go of you.
Psalm 73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You have taken hold of my right hand.
You can trust Him but you must cling to Him as a waistband clings to a man so you must cling to Him.
Jeremiah 13:11 For as the waistband clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel and the whole household of Judah cling to Me,’ declares the Lord, ‘that they might be for Me a people, for renown, for praise and for glory; but they did not listen.’
When Jesus was in the world He was the light of the world.
John 9:5 While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.
He is the light of the world and He has made you so that His light might shine through you to the world and in doing so you become the light of the world.
Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
When you walk with Him not only will He shed His light on your way but you also will become a light to others as He lives through you.
Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbor,
But the way of the wicked leads them astray.