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Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Light

I will never forget the time I slept in a hotel and woke up in the middle of the night for a nature call. It was pitch black in the room and I could not see a thing. I was half asleep as I fumbled to my feet. I could have sworn I was at home until I walked into the direction of where my "so-called" bathroom would have been if I were at home and then... BOOM! I smacked straight into a wall. The whack brought me back into reality and I realized I was not at home and I was not walking into the direction of my bathroom. The wall made that very clear when I met with it face to face seconds earlier. The bump on my head made it even clearer. I then turned on the light and went to the bathroom. When I went back to bed I realized something. Light is something we have in our lives that is crucial, and under appreciated. How important is light to us?

Jesus described Himself as the "light of the world". I must have heard these words a million times before throughout my Christian walk. However, it was not until my meeting a wall face to face in the pitch black of the night that the truth of those words could knock some sense into my head. Literally as well as spiritually.

"I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life." John 8:12

The word light in this particular scripture is from the Hebrew word photismos, which means illuminating light. So what God is telling us in this scripture is this; I am the one who will shine bright, gleam, illuminate with incandescent brilliance the things that you need to know in life. I am the one who will ignite you, set you on fire and irradiate you out of the darkness and into this gleaming light. Then you will emblaze like a spot light for others to follow. I am the demonstation of light, you are to follow. Once you follow me, I will instruct, edify, clarify, and reveal the things you have stumbled over in the darkness. You will no longer be defogged.

I cannot believe it took a bang on the head for me to finally see the fullness of the light He provides me with. I finally realize when I hit those walls, or feel lost in an unfamiiar place, all that I need to do is turn the switch on for His light to shine in the darkness. He will make things clear and lucid. He will make the path clear so I do not knock myself sensless in the journey ahead.

3 comments:

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

angelina said...

Thank you Lloyd. I enjoy reading the posts on your blog too.
Welcome to my blog.

Toyin O. said...

Amen, that is so funny, thank God for his light that keeps us from stumbling.

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