Friday, October 31, 2014

~ "Lighting the way..."

"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (John 8:12)
"Christ is the light of the world.  God is the light, and Christ is the image of the invisible God.  One sun enlightens the whole world; so does one Christ, and there needs no more."  (Matthew Henry's Commentary).
Our world would be dark and cold, and all things would die without the sun.  It is warmth, it is light.  It is stored and used for energy.  It is a powerful star that shines brighter than any of the other stars hung in the heavens.  It is the center of our universe.

So, too, is Christ!  Imagine how empty your life would be without his presence.  If there was ever a time in your life when there was no "Christ", remember how lost and alone you felt without even realizing you were alone.  Think of the beauty that you find in his light.  All the joy and peace you find comes from knowing him.  His power leaves us in awe.  He is the center of our lives!

Jesus is forever faithful to his followers.  He continues to lead the way in a dark and trying world.  His brilliance shines so brightly that we will always be able to find our way to him.   The light of the world, our light of life...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

~ "Looking up..."

"The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." (Ps 18:2)

The protection from our Heavenly Father is limitless.  He can be our rock and cannot be moved.  He can be our fortress, our place of refuge against the enemy.  He can be our buckler (or shield) who comes between us and harm.  The horn of salvation is a symbol of power and might.  The high tower takes us to a place above our enemies.

When we look to God for protection, we have the greatest of all allies in him!  We don't need to look any further.  He protects his people, he comforts his people, he loves his people.

When the doubts and fears cause you to become unsettled, you need only look up to the heavens...the place where God reigns!