Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Kum Ba Yah My Lord"1 (Lyrics)
A recent trip to Tennessee, U.S.A., had us travelling throughout the night. Around 5:30 a.m., I began to look for signs of daybreak. It was overcast, and we had driven through rain during the night, so although I was not expecting to see a sunrise, I was anxious for the light of day. What I had not accounted for was the fact that we have driven into a time change, and what I thought was 5:30 a.m. was now 4:30. As time went on and I thought that it was now close to 6 o'clock, but it was not getting light, I soon realized that it was in fact 5 o'clock. I was disappointed for many reasons, mainly because I felt that the light of day would give us renewed strength to finish our journey.
As we struggle with circumstances in our lives, how many times the dark of night seems like it will never end. Then the light of day shines through, and the circumstances, though still there, don't seem quite so insurmountable.
The Bible tells us that without Jesus in our lives, we are living in a world of spiritual darkness.
John 3:19 – This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. (NIV)
Colossians 1:13 – For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. (NIV)
1 Thessalonians 5:5 – You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. (NIV)
If we are the sons and daughters of light, then we need to be sharing this with a world that still has darkness. Until we see Jesus, we are in a world that struggles even more than we do with the darkness. We have the light of Jesus to help us at any time, but what about those who do not know Him? How are we reaching out to them and sharing Jesus?
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for the hope and the light that we have in You. Empower us daily to share this light with others. We also ask for comfort and love for those who still struggle. We pray for healing and freedom for each one. In name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.