Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
While we know that Jesus is light, it can be hard to truly grasp this when there is so much evil taking place in the world. Evil is very real and its effects are ugly. We may not be able to comprehend why God allows it, but we can trust and follow Him as He leads us through it.
We must take seriously these beautiful words because Jesus means them. These are not a politician’s promise that can completely be forgotten after the election. Our Lord means to fulfill these words in any human life: I am the light of the world; he who follows me [not just knows about me], he who walks with me, obeys me and stays with me will have light in his pathway.
This is a wonderful promise. There is nothing we need more in this world today and in our lives than light on our path. People are walking in darkness. Later on in this very gospel Jesus declares, He that walks in darkness does not know where he is going, (John 12:35). So many people do not know where they are going, not only after they leave this life, but even down the road a little. They have no idea of what is ahead; they are running into disaster and they cannot even see it coming. But the man who has light can see what is in his pathway.
I DECLARE: Today I Declare that there is an anointing of ease on my life. God is going before me as my light. I will not continually struggle in darkness. What used to be difficult will not be difficult anymore. God’s favor and blessing on my life is lightening the my path.
Ignite Thought: The fundamental principle of Christianity is to be what God is, and he is light.