Day Thirty-Four:  The Promise to Be Our Light

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.'”  John 8:12

I went on a new adventure the other day.  I rode in a boat on a lake in a cave! I visited the Lost Sea Adventure in Sweetwater, TN.  It is America’s largest underground lake.  It’s part of the Craighead Caverns.  On this adventure we walked deep down into the earth and saw many cool things in these caverns, including a small waterfall, and at the bottom was a beautiful lake filled with rainbow trout.  We boarded a boat and went across the lake that is a registered national landmark.

At one point on our way down they took us to a dead end and turned off the lights.  First they told us to get close to those we came with because we would not be able to see anything.  And they were right.  It was pitch black dark.  I did not like this part because it was scary!  I could not even see my own hand in front of me.  If I was not hugging my family then I would have no idea they were even next to me.  It was that dark.  When the lights came back on I was relieved. I love the light and hate the darkness!

This experience made me think about what our lives are like if we don’t know Jesus as our Savior.  We walk along in pure darkness not able to see a thing.  We make choices without His help. We don’t know that there is even any light that can guide us.  Why?  Because no one has told us.

On the Lost Sea tour they told us that if you were to sit in that cave in total darkness for 2 weeks    then you would go blind.

I am so grateful for the promise of Jesus to be our light.  In John 8:12 Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”  Jesus has promised to be our light.  He will guide our way when we cannot see.

He says that those who follow Him will never walk in darkness.  Does that mean we will never have dark times?  No.  Does that mean we will always have light and be happy all the time?  No.  He doesn’t promise that.  What He does promise is that when we know Him as our Savior, He will be our light in the darkness.  When we know Him we will be able to see Him when things are dark.  When we know Him we will never have a need to worry or fear what we cannot see. He sees for us.

Because Jesus is our light we can take His light and shine it to others.  Matthew 5:16 says, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”  When we know Jesus as our Savior, His light will shine 

told us if we stayed in total blackness for 2 weeks that we would go blind becaus our retinas would not be able to find light.

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