John 8:12 (NASB) Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life…”
I had to step out of the darkness to follow the Light. I could be talking about coming out of a dark building after putting a fire out or spending time sleeping in the woods, but I am speaking of coming out of the darkness of not knowing what tomorrow would bring after retiring from the fire department. The injury to my hearing left me in total darkness as to where my life would go next. I wasn't sure which way to go or even if to go at all. Sometimes in life, we may feel that the darkness has surrounded us, that there's nowhere to turn. Today's verse shares that we who follow Christ, the Light of the world, will not walk in the darkness. What a wonderful truth! Coming to the light of life outside the fire department meant letting go of the darkness of not knowing what tomorrow will bring and following where the Light of Christ would lead. Maybe you're standing in the darkness of your life and things seem bleak. You're not sure where to turn. Turn to the Light of Christ, the Light of the world, and things will get brighter. You will be able to see the direction you need to go. Let the Light of Christ lead you. He did for me, and He will for you!
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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