Names of Jesus Day 25: Light of the World

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘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, NIV

Every time I hear Jesus being referred to as the Light of the World, this song pops into my head, one of my favorites as a youth. I got to see Echelon, the band who sang it, live many times, in small and mega settings. The song is ingrained in my memory and I am so thankful for that!

What I love about this name for Jesus is that He also gives it to us!

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16, NIV

It’s a bright, sunny day here in Maryland today, which is just another reminder of God’s love and light in my life! My prayer today is that I will see the light of Jesus shining down on opportunities to meet people and share His love!

 


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