Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12
We had a windy, very cloudy day last week. Above all those fast-moving clouds was the sun shining brightly. As I sat day-dreaming and looking out my window at a bright green cedar tree, I noticed the change in my perception of the color as the light dimmed and brightened. I know this is a simple concept, but I have just been pondering it and wanted to share it. Sometimes it’s the simple things that penetrate our hearts – so bear with me.
The brighter the light, the brighter our eyes perceive color to be. As the sun begins to set, all the colors soften and begin to melt together until they completely disappear into darkness. At night, with a tiny bit of light, we can see some objects defined, but they are in grayscale. We no longer see the color. Darkness dims everything under it – we no longer have a clear long-view, and we become limited and “boxed in” to the small space in which we stand.
This is also true spiritually. Without Light, our view dims and life can look gray and grim.
We are to be light on this earth to shine into the darkness. We are to be light to everyone we meet, for we do not know what darkness abides in their life. It is Jesus in us that shines and shows the color of life that surrounds us all. It is this Light of Life that helps others to see beauty in high-definition and brilliance and attracts them to Christ.
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16