Friday, March 23rd. John 12:46-47

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Christina Ferguson.

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.  As for the person who hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge him.  For I did not come to judge the world, but to save it. John 12:46-47

Have you ever been in a dark room where you can’t find the light switch?  Maybe you’ve been outdoors at night without a flashlight trying to find your way in the dark.

Being in complete darkness is not a good feeling; we can feel scared, get hurt or even get lost.  In complete darkness even a faint light can help us find our way.  However, Jesus is not a faint light.

Earlier in John, Jesus stated “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Jesus’ love and sacrifice are like shining a spotlight in the darkness for us.  We can choose a life of light—receiving the word, trusting in God and living a life of integrity; or we can choose a life of darkness.

Let us pray:  Father, please grant us the courage and wisdom to step out of darkness and into the light.  Let our light shine before men that they may see the truth and glorify you, Holy Father.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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3 Responses to “Friday, March 23rd. John 12:46-47”

  1. Orlin Hanson Says:

    Thank You, Lord for being with me to day and for ever more.

  2. Randy Nelson Says:

    “…we can choose a life of darkness.” This seems to be my default choice. My default choice does not bring glory to God yet, I persist in my mortal ‘comfort zone’ blissfully unaware that I have chosen the darkness.
    Thanks, Randy

  3. Kerry, Allie, Jonathan and Steve Says:

    Wonderful prayer. Thank you.

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