"For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light." Psalm 36:9

The Lord alone can refresh and renew the weary sinner. He gives life that overflows with His love. He shines His light and chases away the shadows that cause fear of the unknown. His light chases the darkness from sorrow. The Light  is Jesus Christ and He opens our eyes to see the brash, the ugly and the invasive. Ugly intrusions try to draw attention away from what is good and lovely, and the everlasting hope we have in Jesus. 

"Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, '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 Light of Jesus shines helping us to see ourselves the way our Savior sees us. We are His Beloved and nothing in our past--no matter how haunting, or the present that seems daunting, or the future that is yet unknown--will ever dim His love for you, for me, and who we are in Him.

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light."  1 Peter 2:9

Jesus shines His light on us and also gives us Living Water. It springs forth--washing us clean, fresh, new, life altering. It changes us from the inside out, overflowing every area of our life. His Living Water washes away fear, confusion, doubt, shame and self.

“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.  The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
John 4:14

Do you know what it’s like to live in the Light of God? Are you thirsty or feel dirty? Come and drink, bask in the light of Jesus. He died for you. Don’t ever forget that. No amount of ignoring it--or saying it didn’t happen--will change the past. But Jesus changes everything. He did it for you. Won’t you come and walk in the Light that doesn't reveal the ugliness of your sin, but the beauty of His presence.

"How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights." Psalm 36:7-8

by Eve Montano