Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness …
We used to sing this in church on Sunday mornings. Swaying as the music enveloped us and the words flowed freely from our lips. Looking up to the ceiling as if looking right through it and up to Heaven, the congregation was filled with others lifting up their voices in song.
Have you truly ever stopped to consider what it is that you’re singing? Have you given it any thought? Or were you just singing along to the old familiar song because everyone else was doing the same?
Light of the world …
Jesus stepped out into this fallen world to save us all from our sins. His brilliant and beautiful light is inside of each believer’s heart shining brightly for all the world to see, if we only accept Him into our hearts as our Lord and Savior.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said,
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.”
Does it bring you great comfort as it does me to know that Jesus now lives within our hearts? When you feel as if you could get swallowed whole by the darkness in the world, does it reassure you when you consider that the light of the world is with you?
This verse speaks truth and life! Think about it!
As I was taking a moonlit horseback ride with my sweet companion last night, I stopped to think of us being guided by the light of the moon and stars. It occurred to me that Jesus is our light and He is leading the way, if we only allow Him to do so.
Right there under the vastness of the sky, I drew in a deep breath and paused to look up at the Heavens to thank the Light of the world …
I imagined the twinkle in the eyes of Jesus with every twinkling star that I saw.
My most favorite piece of jewelry is an oval shaped pendant with stars all over it. When I wear this necklace, I am reminded of the true light of Jesus and how I’m held to a higher standard now that He is living within me. I am to show the world His light in my life …
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine …
Won’t you join me?
What if believers every where banned together, holding hands across the Nation, as we look to the Heavens, thanking God for His everlasting light, vowing to let our little lights shine …
Oh, what a wonderful world it would be!