|“I am the light of the world.”|
More big toes become injured when people try to walk across a dark room. Have you ever stubbed your toe while wandering half asleep to the bathroom at 3:00 a.m.? It’s not a pleasant experience.
Years ago, one particular friend phoned me to report just such an injury during the previous night. After bemoaning the injury, my friend punctuated the conversation by saying, “And, it was a piggy toe!” No one wants to walk in the darkness.
In our spiritual lives, we need a well-lighted, clear path if we are to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Fortunately, our Lord recognized this when He shared these words recorded in John 8:12:
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Jesus supplies the light. And, His light is constant in intensity and coverage. He fully lights the pathway with a bright, sure light. His light never goes out. He is faithful and consistent.
As we begin a new day, we can recognize with joy that as followers of Jesus we will never have to walk in darkness. Jesus is our light. We will never stumble along our pathway because we could not see the way to walk.