• Emma Keeton

2021_11_12 Insight Post- Emma Keeton

This week's reading- John 7-8

Just this last week one of our local high schools received notice that shot had been fired on campus. The school and three others nearby went into lockdown for nearly 2 hours while this claim was investigated. Students were huddled down in their classrooms, out of sight thinking that this was the end. With helicopters overhead and worried parents outside, police looked for the shooter through the halls; only to find out this was a prank call. It would seem that our world is very dark.

In our reading this week Jesus testifies again about who he is. “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but have the light of life.” John 8:12. Jesus has been and always will be the light of the world. It could be said that the first time we see evidence of Jesus is in Genesis chapter 1:3 “Let there be light,” and this light will be with us for eternity “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” Revelation 21:23.

Jesus, our eternal source of light gives us the 'light of life' to walk by in this dark world. We do not need to loose our way because as God's beloved, our path is illuminated. “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105.

With Jesus as our light of life, we cannot live in darkness. “You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of the light...everything exposed by the light becomes visible-and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.” Ephesians 5:8,13

With Jesus as our light of life, we will bring that light wherever we go. Because, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14

All the hope for this dark world is in Jesus. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” Isaiah 9:2

Praise you Jesus!

Emma Keeton

Prayer Team Lead