I Am ... the Light of the World
I'm so glad that you are taking time to read this blog, these blogs are an extension of our conversation from Sunday and currently we are discussing the claims of Jesus Christ who is the Great I AM.
This week we looked at John 8:12 ...
"Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
This is a much smaller passage of a much larger story, you can read the whole story for yourself in John 8:1-12 and if you don't own a Bible you can read it here ...
Or feel free to listen to the talk from Sunday night, which should be on the right side of your screen.
Ultimately we have a dark scenario of a lady being brought before Jesus, being caught in the act of adultery, she is being used as a test to see how Jesus will respond. Jesus' response is one of calling out the crowds perfection, are they really able to judge this woman? And as they leave, oldest to youngest, Jesus kneels down and tells this lady that what has happened, has happened but to now go and sin no more.
Seems easy enough to have our dark past covered and we often fail to reflect on the second part of this story, go and sin no more. Thats the difficult part of the entire story, thats the hardest process.
When Jesus said that He is THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, He was claiming that He bothed extinguished the darkness of our past but also illuminated our future path. When we experience Jesus a light is switched on within our lives that shows us how we fall short of God's glorious standard, and then that same light wants to shine before us a path that helps us to go and sin no more.
Have you experienced the Light that is Jesus? Have you allowed this light to extinguish the darkness? And are you allowing this light to illuminate your future path to becoming more like Jesus Christ?