“I am the light of the world; he who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (Jno. 8.12)
When I was young, I was afraid of darkness. Maybe not afraid of the dark, but afraid of what may be lurking in the shadows which I could not see. Many times I had been ambushed by a vicious dog coming at me from a dark place. A few times it was a mean person intending to do me harm. My fast little legs delivered me on several occasions from those who were intent on foul play.
The Bible speaks of a different kind of darkness. As an adult, I am afraid of it, too. There were those in Jesus day who “loved darkness instead of light, because their deeds were evil.” (Jno. 3:19-21) They had not yet learned to be afraid of this kind of darkness.
Jesus is the light of the world. We no longer have to fear the darkness of which the Bible speaks. He has “delivered us from the power of darkness.” (Col. 1.13)
We are the light of the world, now, Lobos. (Mt. 5.14)
Is my light shining? (Mt. 5.16)
I hope so. I want no part of the darkness of which God is speaking! (Mt. 8.12) I’m afraid of the dark.
Y’all read ‘em, now, ye hear?!
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