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Daily Reading: 28th March 2015

 

 

John 12.35-36 cont.

35 Then Jesus said to them: “For a little time the Light is with you, while you have the Light walk (in it), so you are not overtaken by the darkness. The one walking in darkness does not know where he is going.

36 While you have the Light you must believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of the Light.

Jesus said these things and going away He hid from them.

A few years ago there was a policy by some councils to turn off some street lights after a certain time. This was to try and save some money, which could be used for other purposes. We know that this policy created a storm of protest, on the basis that it was unsafe to plunge some areas into darkness, which could result in more accidents, casualties, and even deaths on the road.

There was a time many years ago when we were travelling along a dark country road, probably doing 60 mph. All of a sudden there was a black and white cow in front of us. Fortunately I just had enough time to brake and swerve around the cow, and so avoid a collision.

Whether we are driving in the dark, or walking in the dark, we all know that it is much more difficult to see where we are going. We know that the layout of the road ahead is uncertain. We may also be aware that when we are travelling in the dark we are unable to see whatever obstacles there may be ahead of us.

Jesus tells His listeners something that they could all relate to. It was not easy to travel at night when it was dark. They all knew that when darkness covers the land our perspectives are affected, and what is familiar in the light of daytime, disappears with the darkness of night.

Jesus declared that they were living in the daytime, because He is the Light of the world. Therefore, by looking to Him and believing in Him they could see the righteous ways in which to walk.

God has always been a God who enlightens for mankind the right ways to live.

In the Garden of Eden God gave this light to Adam and Eve. In Genesis 2.16-17 we read this: [16] But the LORD God gave him this warning: “You may freely eat any fruit in the garden [17] except fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of its fruit, you will surely die.” – (NLT).

God delivered to Moses the Law, showing His people the right ways to live, showing them His Light.

Let us allow the Light of Jesus and the light of His word to fashion our thinking and way of living.

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