“I am the Light of the World” (John 8:12). Tradition states that during the Jewish feast of tabernacles, lamps were lit to commemorate the celebration and then extinguished to bring the festivities to a close. Jesus used this event to state boldly, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Okay some Lenten questions: are you serious about your walk with Jesus? Are you light in the dark places? Honestly there are some really dark places right here right now. Human trafficking, abused children, hunger, people suffering with medical issues that will never be resolved because they can’t get the help. Anger, violence, hate, loss and grief. All within my city alone who knows what you are experiencing in your neighborhoods. So what are you doing about it? How are you being the Light of Christ in this sin filled world?
Maria Skobtsova,a twentieth-century nun remembered as Mother Maria in Russia said this, “I am your message, Lord. Throw me like a blazing torch into the night, that all may see and understand what it means to be a disciple.”
Today be that “blazing torch” of hope to the hopeless. You can do this Jesus said so.He will be with you. May we shine brightly to the hungry, the sick, the lonely, the outcast, the sinner forgiven, and the enemy made a friend. Light the path for another today. Amen