The Light

The Light

The Light


The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. Isaiah 9:2

Where I live there are no streetlights, so it can be so dark I can’t see the ground in front of me. This is obviously not a safe way to walk up the hill to my house. Even though I’m familiar with the path, a slight veering to the right could send me careening down about 15 feet into the rocky creek below.  So on dark nights I use a flashlight!

Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. (Micah 7:8)

Darkness often represents evil because it is dangerous, and holds consequences we often can’t see. We might relate to Micah’s statement about sitting in darkness. We are surrounded by ideas and it’s often difficult to know what’s true and what’s false. What the world calls good is often evil, and holds devastating consequences that we can’t see…

…until we turn on our Jesus flashlight. The Bible shows us the truth, and gives us a glimpse of the consequences of following lies. It leads us on the path, keeping us safe from the cliffs we will surely fall off if we veer from the path of Truth.

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105)

The star that led the magi to Jesus reminds us that the significance of Christmas is that Jesus is the light that keeps us safe from the darkness of sin and leads us in His truth.

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John 8:12)

Keep Seeking the Kingdom!

   Heather Penner

   Youth Ministries Director

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