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December 17, 2022



The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

John 1:4-5 NLT



We live in a world full of darkness--intellectual darkness, political darkness, and moral darkness. God realized how dark the world would become when man was left on our own to try and solve the problem of a fallen humanity. That is why Jesus came to be light in our darkness. Light is a very appropriate depiction of Jesus' work in our lives. Light gives us guidance and protection. Recently I got up in the middle of the night and really wanted some grapes from the kitchen. I know that route very well and didn't bother to turn on a light. In my sleepiness I ran into the door jam and then the corner of the kitchen island. I lost my direction because of the absence of light and hurt my toe. There are a lot of people that are convinced they can do life on their own. They don't need Jesus to tell them what to do or how to live. Then they keep hitting things in their darkness and blaming God for not protecting them. They preach that God isn't real or loving because He didn't provide them help and protect them. However, God is real and loving. He proved it when He sent Jesus to be the Light of the World. Just because we have a flashlight in our hand doesn't mean we can see where we are going. We must have batteries in the flashlight, and we must turn on the light. Christmas is a great time to check our spiritual batteries. Are our spiritual batteries charged? Are we keeping the light turned on all the time or just when we want Jesus in our life?



Holy Spirit help me this day to be honest about my relationship with the Lord Jesus. Help me to spend time with Jesus so that my spiritual batteries get completely charged. Today I invite Jesus to be in charge of every part of my life.

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