“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)
I have been experiencing a problem with my vision called optic nerve neuropathy which got me to thinking about natural and spiritual sight. In Matthew 6:22-23 Jesus says, The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
In these verses Jesus is not speaking of our natural eyesight, but about our spiritual sight. In the Bible light represents what is good. It always involves the removal of darkness.
Jesus came into the world as a light so that anyone who believes in Him should not stay in darkness. What struck me is that we choose to remain in darkness when we can’t see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4 says, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” If our gospel is hidden, it is hidden from those who are perishing.
Isaiah 9:2 says that the people who walked in darkness has seen a great light. Don’t allow your light to be hidden from those who need to see that God is light and in Him there is no darkness. In the Kingdom of God there is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. There is love, grace mercy and so much more.
As believers, Christ in you is the hope of glory. Matthew 5:16 says, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Dr. Francine is an ordained minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She hosts a radio broadcast called “Going Beyond Church” on World Power Gospel Radio (WPGR). You can listen live by phone 712-775-8151. Connect with Dr. Francine on Facebook at @afrancinegreen as well as on Twitter @beyond_2017. Visit her website at http://www.beyondchurchwalls.com.