John 12:44-50 – “And Jesus cried out and said, ” He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me. 45 ” He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. 46 ” I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness. 47 “If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 ” He who rejects Me and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. 49 “For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak. 50 “I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.” NASU
I realize that there are at least ten devotionals I could give from this passage but I want to pull out one particular statement and focus on it. Jesus said: “I have come as the LIGHT of the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” What a powerful and comforting statement!
In this world of darkness, corruption, wickedness, evil, and depravity there is a Light shining as a beacon and that Light is Jesus! If we come to Him, we come to that Light and darkness is dispelled and we are able to walk in the Light seeing clearly not only the dangers and pitfalls but the beauty of what God has wrought. We are able to live in the Light and be free of the torment of darkness. We are able to live Forgiven free of the pain of hidden sin and separation from God.
If you have ever been in a storm and the darkness was so black that you could almost touch it and feel it then the clouds rolled back and the sun began to peak through you know the feeling of calm that comes when darkness is driven out. That is what Jesus offers spiritually. His Light in the midst of darkness and when He comes into the room the situation or life’s darkness flees. We see with new eyes and new hearts and the sweetness of life becomes fresh and new. Fear is banished and peace floods the soul bringing a calm and confidence that cannot be experienced anywhere else or in any other way.
If you do not know Jesus the Light of the World I encourage you to call upon Him today and allow Him to become Light in your darkened world. If you do know Jesus then refuse to allow the darkness to invade your light, resist the devil and he will flee.
May God be with you as you go through your day!