When a newly built home connects to the electrical grid of the city, it is provided all the energy needed to bring light and power to every corner of the house. However, the people living in the home can choose to live in the dark instead. God built his creation. He sent the light, he lived among us, and invited us to follow him. We don’t have to live in darkness, we can choose to live in the light. Read these passages about the choice to “flip the switch”.
John 1:9-13 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
The apostle John tells the story of Nicodemus in chapter 3. He was a well-educated Jew living in darkness, and came to question Jesus in the middle of the night. In the morning when the light of dawn broke the horizon, he confessed to living in the light and believed Jesus was a man and the Son of God. He “flipped the switch” while there was still time.
John 12:34-36 So, the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” So, Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”
Meditate on the light of the world coming to you and you coming to the light.
Pray to Jesus about his light shining into every corner of your life. Feel his light flood your heart and soul.
After you have “flipped the switch,” contemplate what steps you are going to take to know the light, stay in the light, and follow Jesus, the light, more closely.
By Donna Burns