"God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform..." William Cowper

Friday, January 6, 2012

Short and Sweet Friday: LIGHT OF THE WORLD

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas!

As we took our Christmas lights down last weekend, I was particularly mindful of this next name of Jesus: Light of the World. Ann Spangler says that "John's Gospel portrays Jesus as the embodiment of the divine light, a light so powerful that it cannot be overcome by the darkness of sin and death."

She also reminds us that whatever darkness encircles us, or even dwells in us, we can always look to God, where not a scant amount of darkness resides. He is pure light and goodness.

So just because the Christmas lights that so boldly remind us of our Savior's birth come down, I can still look to Him confidently each day to be my Light.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, I love that concept that there isn't even a scant amount of darkness in His presence. Even in our "earthly" light, there are still hidden shadows. What a powerful image.

    Thanks for sharing, Heidi, and have a great weekend! :)