Thank You For The Light

"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 'I am the light of the world: he that followes me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." John 8:12

Early morning is my favorite time of day, when everything is fresh, new and quiet. I don't have a jillion thoughts going through my mind to distract me. It's my best time of day to hear God's voice.

This morning a bright light in the sky grabbed my attention. I watched it make its way across the sky and knew what it was. I wondered how long it would appear as light. Eventually it changed its trajectory and the dull, dark shape of an airplane emerged. 

God spoke to my heart (don't you love it? God speaks to our hearts). The plane appeared as light because it reflected the light. As long as it flew in the right way it reflected brightly the source of the light. When it turned away, it appeared as a dark object in the sky. 

His simple lesson to me was this. As we walk in the light (keep in His Word and obey Him), we reflect His light and glory. When we turn to a course away from Him, the luster is extinguished.

Thank You, Abba Father, for sending Jesus, the Light of the World. May we honor and obey You that we may be a true reflection of who You are, light to a dark and dreary world.                  Amen.

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of Light." Romans 13:12