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You Are the Light of the World
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You Are the Light of the World

The first recorded creative work of God is light. One cannot work without light. But today, with the discovery of electricity we can choose to work anywhere and anytime we like. There seems to be no darkness. However, the Bible has this to say, “For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you” (Is 60:2). Because the whole world is under the clutches of Satan and the people are defiled (2 Tim 1:4) the world is even “darker” than night

We lack the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ. For in Christ was life, and the life was the light of men (Jn 1:4, 9). And the light of Christ will shine upon those who sit in the darkness of death, so that whoever accepts Jesus shall receive the light of life, and they shall not walk in darkness. In the days of Moses, God led the Israelites with a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night (Neh 9:12). We, His people, are to preach the salvation of God so that the world may turn from darkness to light (Ac 13:47, 26:18; Rev 1:20). The Lord said, “You are the light of the world ... Let your light so shine before men, that they may sec your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Mt 5:14-16). We must shine for the Lord so that this perverse generation may see the Light of Life and become children of God. Let us respond to the call of prophet Isaiah, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you” (Is 60:1).

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