LIGHT OF THE WORLD posted by Yuen Woh Voon on Nov 14, 2012
Have you ever experienced an electrical blackout at your home at night? Everything is pitch black and often our very first instinct is to find a flashlight or a candle?
Have you ever been blind-folded and asked to guess an object solely relying on your other senses? How often do you get it right?
Have you ever experienced walking into a familiar place in the dark only to find yourself stumbling over things that you already knew were there but still finding it difficult to get around merely because now you can’t see?
Our brain and eyes work together to make remarkable things happen in perception. Magazine pictures are arrays of dots, rainbows are dispersion of light, movies are sequences of still pictures but without the presence of light, nothing matters. We might see with our eyes, but only perceive when there is light. The Oxford Dictionary defines “light” as “the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible”. In other words, without the presence of light nothing could be seen.
“All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (John 1:3)
Everything was made through Jesus and nothing existed apart from Him. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. Just as the eye needs light to function and to reach the fullest of its capacity, we need Jesus to reach our fullest of potential and purpose in life! Without light, our eyes are as good as blind. Without Jesus, life is meaningless since for from Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things (Romans 11:36).
Jesus 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)
Many in reality have not found this light of life. They are still struggling in the dark, holding on to things that they think are true, putting their trust in things that are temporary, pursuing illusions and living in confusion.
How many of them are living amongst us in the form of our neighbours our close friends, even our family members? Now that we are in Christ Jesus and are called the children of light (Ephesians 5:8), we can testify to how confusing, deceiving and misleading darkness is. No one really knows they are in darkness until they have seen the light!
Is it not our responsibility to observe the Great Commission with more diligence and urgency? Where would we be today if Christ were never shared with us?
So come and let’s share Jesus with someone today.