Sunday, January 11, 2015

John 8:12 -- On Light and Goodness

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

The symbolism of light and darkness is always an interesting one.  Often, it is a division between good and evil.  The dark side of the force is bad, and the cowboys (or hackers) who wear the white hats are supposed to be the good ones.  And in Christ's case this is part of the symbolism too... indeed, perhaps all the rest of the symbolism stems from the symbolism of God as light. :)  There is another side too though, the actual illumination/ability to see side of light.  In the dark it is easy to get lost, and we are *so* often in the dark compared to God.  He not only sees so much more, but he illuminates our lives and minds as well, so we can see more and know more.  Without him, it is hard to know what to do or where to go.  Not having God around and being left to ourselves is like the dark and dreary waste of Lehi's dream.  We all go through times like that, and we feel lost, and we don't know where to turn.  We feel like the darkness is getting inside, and we need help.  God is our light and our help in times of trouble... and always.
Today, let's invite God and his light into our lives.  Let's let go of our darkness, and allow God to drive it away.  Let's be the good guys. :)

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