December 30, 2013
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Light of the World


Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12 NKJV

The world is a dark place, but there is a Light that shines brighter than any lighthouse and can save any battered vessel from being smashed against the rocks of sin. The light of Jesus will always take you out of the darkness of selfishness, evil, fear, confusion, bondage, and dead religion. There are many false lights who say, “Look to me. Listen to me. Follow me.” But as we heed the voice of false lights we only go deeper into the darkness.

When Moses built the Tabernacle, he followed God’s pattern. There was an outer court which had the natural light of the sun; there was the inner court which had the light of the Menorah; there was the holy of holies which had the light of the glory of God.

The glory of God was the light of His presence. The light that Jesus brings to us can only come from His presence within us. Jesus said that His light is the light of life. He lights up the deepest place within us—where we live, move, and have our being. When His light is in us we are spiritually alive. His light in us means that every step we take is a step of life. Following His light doesn’t rob us, it restores us; it doesn’t weaken us, it strengthens us; it doesn’t sadden us, it gladdens us.

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 NKJV


During the month of December, we will once again be bringing a special focus upon the life and ministry of Jesus, the Lamb of God and heaven’s Indescribable Gift to us. This post, by Roy Lessin, first appeared on Meet Me In The Meadow in December 2012.

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10 Responses to “Light of the World”

  1. Paul Michael December 30, 2013 at 8:46 AM #

    Thanks Roy, for your timely sharing about this ‘Light’. This ‘Light’ many had ignored and many had pretended not to see. But Christ,is ‘the Light’ he is always merciful, lovingkindness and full of grace towards all mankind. It is so timely because the days are getting darker and the world is getting smaller and mankind are begin oppressed by the perversion of the society. We need this ‘Light’ to shine once again into this earth so that even the sun cannot outshine Him. Then the days of our lives will be bright and joyful once again.
    As in the book of Revelation chapter 22:20, mentioned “Surely I Am coming quickly.” Amen.

    • Sandra Crittenden December 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM #

      Amen!! Amen!!! The Light need to shine more on this dark world.As you said people are ignoring it. Some just do not want to see it but they know it’s there. But they choose the world. He is coming soon for this world is in destructive mode. COME LORD COME!!!

  2. Tamatha Knauber December 31, 2013 at 8:52 AM #

    Thank-you Roy for bringing for that message. We as the Father’s children are told to spread his light to the world (because the world is full of darkness and doesn’t know light). We rejoice in his presence. For in his presence is FREEDOM!. It is a sweet surrender for one to make to the Father. The Light of the world sees all the beauty that the Father has made. Darkness is full of evil, pleasures and pursuits of the world. He calls us as his children to Come to The Light. For in the Light is Hope, Peace, Reassurance, Guidance. Don’t be like the world after worldly possessions. Go To The Light! Rest in His Words of Promise( he will never leave us or forsake us).

  3. Brooke07 January 1, 2014 at 8:01 AM #

    Thank you Jesus for being the light in this world.

  4. karyn January 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM #

    What a lovely way of teaching.
    Thank you.

  5. Pedro November 30, 2014 at 10:31 AM #

    Fantastic, illuminative and timely. God bless you. Thanks.

  6. Patricia Allen November 30, 2014 at 11:50 AM #

    THANK YOU Roy for reminding us that Jesus is the light and He is the one who gives us life and peace. The world has its own way of battering us and throwing us against the rocks……But God will rescue us if we call on him and give us his strength and hope when we get beat down.We are in a war! We have to remember that.But God is greater than anything that we go through. And his light will shine in us if we surrender to Him and his will.Nothing can compare to His light.

  7. Liz Fryslie November 30, 2014 at 2:31 PM #

    Thanks Roy! We need this heavenly light in these dark days.

  8. molly November 30, 2014 at 11:00 PM #

    HALLEUIA ! Thanks for the great sharing May His Name be Glorified . i share it where ever i can God Blessyou

  9. Debra December 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM #

    Praying this day, to be that light where there is darkness, loneliness, and pain… We give Him all the Glory! Thank you for the encouraging words! Have a wonderful Advent Season!

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