Light of Life

Dave Jones

"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

When is the last time you stood alone in the night, watching the stars?  God’s handiwork can be millions of miles away, yet as close as a quiet moment in the backyard.  Did you ever stop to think that we are seeing the same stars that shone on King David, Christopher Columbus and George Washington?  Those stars were placed on the day God created the heavens, and still point us to our powerful Lord today.

Far too often we get caught up in the confusion and complication of life, searching for answers and peace, but missing some of the quiet signposts to God’s presence.  The night sky that holds a million secrets also points us to the Creator who holds the answers to our confusion and complications of life.  We can step away from this hectic world and experience His presence and comfort as we seek to gain understanding of our circumstances.

God could have chosen to remain silent and leave us to figure things out on our own.  Thankfully, He didn’t do that.  He chose to speak and He chose to use a language of love that all of us can understand, no matter the age or IQ.

Besides revealing Himself through nature, God has given us the Bible where we can uncover wisdom that has stood the test of time.  For centuries, people of faith have used the Scriptures as a starting place to understand who God is, who we are, how He feels about us, our role in this world and how to interpret the confusing difficulties of life.  God speaks in other ways, of course.  But we can start with His creation that assures us of His eternal presence, reliability and awesome power.  As we read our Bible, we can discover Him and gain a better understanding of the events of our life.

When our life seems to be like we are in the midst of darkness, we can take a look at the stars up in the sky and remember the Light of the world.  Our Creator waits on us!

He's Everything to Me

In the stars His handiwork I see,
On the wind He speaks with majesty,
Though He ruleth over land and sea,
What is that to me?
I will celebrate Nativity,
For it has a place in history,
Sure, He came to set His people free,
What is that to me?

Till by faith I met Him face to face,
and I felt the wonder of His grace,
Then I knew that He was more  than just a
God who didn't care,
That lived a way out there and

Now He walks beside me day by day,
Ever watching o'er me lest I stray,
Helping me to find that narrow way,
He's Everything to me.


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