Hello Everyone,

I am the Light of the world (John 8:12). These seven small words spoken by Jesus have a monumental impact. To understand the impact of light, we need to compare it to its counterpart; darkness. In a metaphorical sense, light and darkness describe two opposing spiritual realities. Darkness is the territory where people are blind to the reality of God and seek to navigate life without the illuminating lamp of God’s truth. Light is transformative and as it penetrates the darkness it reveals what is hidden, creating visibility. Think about what it feels like to be in a pitch black place. We lose our sense of orientation and clarity. To find our way we take tentative steps and risk stumbling and colliding with objects that are obscured from our view.  When Jesus says I am the Light of the world it means He ushered in the light of God’s kingdom, igniting the wick of redemption with God’s truth and reality. Jesus orientates us to life and purpose with unmistakable clarity. As He completes the transaction of redemption, depositing His light into our lives, the transformation is complete. We are no longer in the dark.

 

As a result of this illumination and transformation, Jesus then says you are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14). These seven small words also have a monumental impact. Jesus never intended the light of Christianity to remain in the private sphere of life. As we embody the light of Jesus and our lamps burn brightly, we help others to step out of the shadows and darkness to find Jesus, the ultimate light. As the light of Jesus becomes a lived reality in and through us, we become beacons of hope that point to Jesus, the Light of the world. Today you are the light of the world. How will you let your light shine to be a beacon of light and hope to others?

 

So, friends, get your light on today. Lauren Daigle celebrates the Light of the world.

 

Listen here To ‘Light of the World.’ Listen here To ‘Light of the World.’

Best days to come

Wen

 


Light of the World By Lauren Daigle

The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
Oh come, oh come, Emmanuel
A child prays for peace on Earth
And she’s calling out from a sea of hurt
Oh come, oh come, Emmanuel

And can you hear the angels singing

Glory to the light of the world
Glory, the light of the world is here

The drought breaks with the tears of a mother
A baby’s cry is the sound of love
Come down, come down, Emmanuel
He is the song for the suffering
He is Messiah, the Prince of Peace has come
He has come, Emmanuel

Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
For all who wait
For all who hunger
For all who’ve prayed
For all who wonder
Behold your King
Behold Messiah
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

Glo-glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Behold your King
Behold Messiah
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

The world waits for the miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
Oh come, oh come Emmanuel