Jesus is Light in the Darkness
Mathew 4:16 “the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
Jesus brought hope to so many of those living in despair and the darkness of sin. We have the privilege of watching this miracle time and tome again as the lost come to the saving knowledge of Christ. Once that takes place Paul has something to say about Jesus being light pertaining to walking out salvation.
1 John 5:9 “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
We know that light uncovers, it illuminates, it makes the unseen seen, shows the path and exposes. In the same way we see Jesus illuminating the hopeless, uncovering the destruction of sin, making the unseen clear through this teaching and also showing the lost the path to salvation and growth through his word. Jesus is the light and He brings all we need to be close with Him and live a victorious life. He has rescued us from the darkness, exposed what we could not see, illuminated the path and placed his light inside of us so that we could shine for others to see. Like lighthouses in a storm Jesus shines in the believer as a signal to those lost at sea. The light has come, the light has rescued us and in the same measured called us to shine that all may come to know Jesus, the light of the world.
Mathew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Pastor Natalie Snider