How Much of the Son’s Light Are You Reflecting?

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

The moon reflects up to 12% of the sun’s light. How much of Son’s light are you reflecting?

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God’s 5 promises in 2 verses … Psalm 84:11-12

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God’s light overshadows even the beauty of the Taj Mahal

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord gives grace and glory.
No good thing does He withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in You! Psalm 84:11-12

In these two short verses, we find promises for those who walk in God’s light:

  1. Light. God shows the way we should go.
  2. Shield. God provides His protection for His followers.
  3. Grace. God bestows His favor upon His children.
  4. Glory. God gives honor, a weightiness or fullness, to those He calls His own.
  5. Blessings. God creates a blessed state in the one who trusts in Him.

My prayer for you:

Lord, bless, I pray, Your dear children. Shine Your light on their paths and protect them with Your mighty shield. Pour out Your fullness upon them and keep them on Your righteous path. Lord of hosts, fill Your dear children with the blessing of great faith as they trust in Your great faithfulness. For You are our glory, our might, and our strength. We love you Lord.

Light and colors blur – Jesus sharpens the view

Light Parade 2012

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

Keith and I recently enjoyed the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. We boarded a 3-story yacht and floated down Balboa Bay. Mansion lights and store lights framed the dark bay. Eventually, a rainbow of lights greeted the boats in the middle of the bay. Red, green, purple, pink, and yellow lights flashed to the beat of music as the parade boats circled us.

Colors and flashes melted into each other witb the movement.

One day, Jesus stepped out of eternity into time to dwell with men and women.

This Light of the world walked among men and women, and they watched Him as He turned water into wine, healed the sick, opened blind eyes, raised the dead, calmed the sea, and fed the thousands.

They observed the Light, the colors of His glory, but like the time lapse of photography, the colors and light blurred into a beautiful vision – a colorful tapestry of purity and glory that they loved to be around. Yet, they did not comprehend this Light, this glory.

Not until His work was finished on the cross and He was raised from the dead were men and women able to understand this Light.

The Light of the world came to offer eternal life with Him – a free gift. The gift of Christmas. The gift of the Light of the world.

My prayer for you:

Father of Lights, we want to behold Your Light in the beauty of Your holiness. Bless us, O Lord, with understanding, so that we can enjoy and share Your Light with others, as the Light pierces our darkness.