Happy Sunday! I hope you had a good weekend and remembered to spring forward last night. I love this time of the year when we have more light and less darkness in the evening.
I was thinking about how much more I get done when it stays lighter longer and how much I love a sunny day. We know that natural light helps our bodies produce Vitamin D, which improves our sleep patterns, allows us to focus, enables us to get more done, and even makes us happier. We need light!
As I was thinking about how much I love light, I was reminded that scripture says Jesus is light, and I need His light more than anything.
Here are some scriptures about light:
- Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
- The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
- Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
- But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 1John 1:7
- In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
- This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1John 1:5
Over and over, we see that Jesus is light, and if we want to be like Him, we need to be light too!
What does that look like in our day-to-day life? How do we shine bright?
We love people.
We don’t just look out for our own interests but also for the interests of others.
We extend grace.
We are filled with the fruit of the spirit….love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
The only way we are going to look like Jesus is to spend time with him. If we’re going to be a light in our world, we need to be close to the true source…Jesus.
Let’s shine brightly, so all can see Jesus!
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