The Light of Life… I like the sound of that! Most of us take light for granted, don’t we? We just flip a switch and Voila‘! Instant light! You know, light not only aids us in seeing what we’re trying to do, but it provides warmth too. October in Kansas means that we won’t turn down a little warmth with our light, that’s for sure! Our Lord is not only the light on our path, but He is also the wrap we wear on our shoulders as we walk. He keeps us safe and warm!
May the blessing of Light be on you, light without and light within… ~Irish blessing
Light and warmth are welcoming to us. You might even say we’re drawn to them. You know, the other night I was walking up my driveway toward the front door and caught a glimpse of my green banker’s lamp glowing through the office window. The green shade made the light particularly soft and more alluring. I thought, “If I didn’t live here, I’d want to visit because this looks like a house where friendly people live!” I was drawn to the soft green light!
When I think of this Scripture, a song comes to mind that I heard Aretha Franklin sing:
Walk in the LIGHT… beautiful LIGHT. We’re goin’ the distance! Jesus, the LIGHT of the world, will guide us through and provide warmth when our hearts are tempted to grow cold. It’s a cold and harsh world we live in, but we are called to carry HIS light and warmth to others.
Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. ~Michael Strassfeld
What a wonderful analogy to describe Christ as the Light of the world! He gave His all for us; became sin in our place even though He lived a sinless life. Praise His name for He is worthy!
When our hearts are heavy and our bank accounts are anorexic, we find joy, peace, love, strength, courage, grace, mercy, and hope in the Light of the world, Jesus Christ, our personal Savior. He loves us like no other. Even if the world turns its collective back on you, He never will!
He never changes. His laws are the same and His love is everlasting. Lean on Him for answers to life’s toughest questions. He is LIGHT and WARMTH. 🙂