I Am The Light Of The World
12 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.” 13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
(John 8:12-14 ESV)
I don’t remember many lessons from elementary school. Some things have become second nature (cursive, multiplica- tion tables, spelling, etc.) but there are very few actual lessons that I can recall. One of those lessons is what to do when and if I ever got lost.
If I had to guess, you also remember this lesson: “If you’re lost, sit down and wait for someone to come looking for you.”
That lesson is still true. In our struggling and pressing to prove ourselves, we have a tendency to wander farther from God. Thankfully, our God does not stand at a distance yelling directions. He enters into our mess to walk alongside us.
Jesus does for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
Jesus, thank you just for being you. When I had lost my way, you came looking for me. When I stubbornly refused to be found, you persisted. Help me, today, to trust you to bring me all the way home. Thank you for your patience and guidance.
1. Jesus is the light of the world, what does that say about life without Jesus?
What does it mean for us to follow Jesus?
Where is Jesus leading us?