Today’s Text: John 7-9
Key Text: John 8:12
“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying: ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’ “
When you think about it, it’s a staggering promise: to never walk in darkness.
Think of just some of the ways we can be in darkness:
- Unclear and uncertain about what to think or which action to take
- Unable to see clearly when it comes to our relationships or responsibilities
- Feeling as if we are at the end of yet another alley – a dead one – just like the one before.
Jesus claims that in following Him we need not face such obstacles.
Is it a simple matter of memorizing some Bible verses or going to church each week without fail?
No, but those are good starting points.
I think it comes down to the quality of the relationship and the depth of the discipleship that we have in Jesus.
It’s a lifelong process, not a quick course in religion.
It’s also about simply trusting that Jesus is who He says He is – the literal light of the world.
It’s living our lives believing in Christ’s ability to help us see out of all the dark alleys in which we find ourselves.
It’s about faith.
Oh, there’s one other benefit to living such a life, according to Jesus.
You see, not only does He claim He is the light of the world – turns out – He claims we can be that too.
We can not only find our way out of our darkness – we can lead others to the light as well – and on, and on, it goes.