“Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, ‘”I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12 AMP
There’s no easy way to drop this truth on you, but… you are a light-bearer for the Light of the world! There are many ways to respond to this fact:
- I really don’t think I want to be one of those.
- My life’s theme song is “This Little Light Of Mine”. I have a very small, dim light.
- Oh my, that’s quite an honor, isn’t it?
- “Lord, increase the brilliance of the light I carry.”
How did you weigh in? I’m guessing most of us feel we produce a very small light. That’s really not humility but actually spiritual deception. I don’t think Satan wants us to see our light as Jesus sees it. If we convince ourselves that the potential of our light is the result of a AAA mini battery, we’ll probably crawl with our feeble bulb under the basket and right out of the world our light is supposed to affect.
You don’t need a spiritual battery the size of a small car to make a difference in this world. As dark as it’s gotten around us a tiny bit of light makes a huge difference. A healthy human eye can detect a flickering candle’s flame from between 1.6 miles and up to 5 miles away. What could your life be doing while reflecting the Son light of God Himself!
In John’s verse at the top, his phrase “… but will have the Light of life” carries with it the Aramaic translation “They will never be driven (pushed) by the darkness.” Not only is God’s light needed by the pre-believer, but it will keep us from being pushed around by Satan and his agenda as well.
One more passage will aid us in our desire to shine brightly in our world. Matthew 5:14,15 from the Message translation says: (Jesus speaking)
“Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the
God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept.
We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill.
If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to
hide you under a bucket, do you?”
May God lead us to our hills so those around us can see God’s goodness and begin to glorify Him along with us!