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
There are lightbulbs out in my house today.
Sometimes in the hurry of the days, I can fail to notice the lightbulbs that are out in various parts of the house. In changing them out today, they brought to light spiderwebs, a few bugs, and dirt I hadn't seen before. There was much more cleaning to do than anticipated. In fact, one of the bugs looked like a carpenter ant or termite. If not discovered, this bug could've done irreparable harm or at a minimum required very costly repair. But now that the cleaning is done, it is much brighter and happier. It is a peaceful and beautiful space once again.
In our hurry of the days, if we fail to spend time with God, we can miss things—big and small. It's because some lights are out. We have allowed spiderwebs, a few bugs, and dirt to come between us and our Jesus—but we don't see them. We just keep going the way we're going, often sensing something is off, but not knowing just what the something is—until someone shines a light. Then, wow! There we are in all of our glory—dirt and all.
Are there some lightbulbs out in your house today?
His Word brings light and peace. Time with Him exposes sin and we can be restored to a right relationship, walking in obedience to Him.
We should never be afraid to change out the lightbulbs, allowing His loving truth to light up our lives. It would be tragic to find that a carpenter ant or termite had done irreparable damage.
Job 12:22 tells us, "He floods the darkness with light, even the dark shadow of death."
And Psalm 119:130 affirms, "The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand."
May we allow the Father to examine us and flood us with His light each day.