Monday, March 18, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

Jesus said to the people, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."
                                                                               John 8:12 (NLT)

When I was a child, sometimes my friends would be over at night, and we would play a game.  My room was in the back of the house away from all the grown-ups and the lighted rooms that they'd be in.  One person would be chosen to be "it" while the rest would go into my room and place obstacles like toys or pillows or chairs all around the room.  When the room was set up, the lights turned off, and the ones inside were hidden, the other child would come in and try to find the rest.  Of course the object was to place as many obstacles in that kid's way as possible.  

In the darkness there are many obstacles that we can trip over and fall.  They are placed there not by little children, but by the devil.  And he's there waiting for us to fall. 

But Jesus is the one who brings the light to show us the way around these obstacles.  And if we will follow him, it's not that the obstacles won't still be there, but that we will be able to see more clearly how to navigate around them.  Or in the very least, we'll be able to see the other side and have confidence that there is safety over there.

Maybe you're stumbling today through a bad relationship or a job that is very demanding.  Maybe you've been in the deep dark waters lately that seem to engulf you with the pain of worldly problems.  If so, let the Light of Christ shine in front of you.  Follow that light and the path will sooner or later become more clear and easy to navigate.  The reason for this is that when we follow Christ, wherever we go, He's already been there to light the place up.  

May you receive the blessings of the Light of Christ through the good days and the bad days.

In the love of Christ,


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