A Thought for Today December 2, 2019

A Thought for Today December 2, 2019

A Thought for Today: “The Light of the World”
 
I don’t know about you, but I like light better than darkness. When I was a young boy, I was scared by the darkness.
 
When we farmed, we would do some of the fieldwork at night. I did not like that, it was tough to see what you were doing, even though the tractors had lights.
 
As I age, I don’t like to drive in the darkness, especially if it is raining.
 
So I guess you could say, I have trouble with darkness.
As you will read, that is not all bad.
 
I invite you to read and meditate through this day on the following verses
 
1 John 1
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched — this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.
2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.
3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
4 We write this to make our joy complete.
 
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him, there is no darkness at all.
6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
 
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
 
As I read this scripture, I couldn’t help thinking about the following hymn, we will finish these devotions singing it.
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.
 
 
“The Light of the World is Jesus.”
1. The whole world was lost in the darkness of sin,
The Light of the world is Jesus!
Like sunshine at noonday, His glory shone in;
The Light of the world is Jesus!
 
 
Refrain:
Come to the light, ’tis shining for thee;
Sweetly the light has dawned upon me;
Once I was blind, but now I can see:
The Light of the world is Jesus!
 
2. No darkness have we who in Jesus abide;
The Light of the world is Jesus!
We walk in the light when we follow our Guide!
The Light of the world is Jesus!
Refrain:
 
3. Ye dwellers in darkness with sin-blinded eyes,
The Light of the world is Jesus!
Go, wash at His bidding, and light will arise;
The Light of the world is Jesus!
Refrain:
 
4. No need of the sunlight in Heaven we’re told;
The Light of the world is Jesus!
The Lamb is the Light in the city of gold,
The Light of the world is Jesus!
Refrain:

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