Marie’s daily verse: Psalm 39:7 (NLT)And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.DAILY DEVOTION, Dec, 1, 2021

God said that light should shine out of the darkness. He is the same one who shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6, Common English Bible).

In a recent Wednesday Bible study, we focused on Jesus’ statement, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12).  When we trust in Jesus, His light shines into our souls. When that happens, we receive a glimpse of God’s glory. When we look into the face of Jesus, we see God.

There is much food for thought in the above verse. We have to ask ourselves, “Do I experience the light of God as a disciple of Jesus? Does the glory of God shine forth from my life?” This reality is not for some but for all who believe in His name. Jesus is like the sun while we are like the moon. The moon has no light of its own. The light we see on the surface of the moon is light from the sun. The light of God that shines in us is the light of Jesus. That means we are reflecting the characteristics of Jesus. When others look at us, they should see Jesus. While our light is blurred compared to the light of Jesus, others should look at us and see something of Jesus. Do they?

Father, I pray that more and more of the light of Jesus will be reflected in my life. Even if my light is dim, I want others to be drawn to Jesus by my words and deeds. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me, for Jesus sake, Amen.

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