Plot Twist: Week 2 - Day 2

Opening Prayer: 

God open our eyes that we no longer see the darkness, we only see you.

Read: John 8:12

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

Reflect: 

This verse is after Christ has been challenged in many ways.  Jesus stands in the courts with the important people of the day, the ones that follow the laws and the Pharisees, and they bring a woman into the court and say she has been caught in the act of adultery. Jesus was bold as he asks the crowd, “are any of you without sin, cast the first stone”. In biblical days, sex crimes were brought before the court and the guilty were stoned.  But Jesus steps forward and proposes a question, as he was challenging them.  He states, “you are all sinners!”  Which I am sure surprised them…or did it?  Jesus knew the crowd.  He then is challenged again on why in the world would you be here without proper representation?  Jesus boldly says “I know who I am and where I came from, do you?”  He answers with a question as only Jesus can do. He witnesses to the religious leaders, “if you know me then you know my Father”. The Light was typically lit after the evening sacrifice in their homes, so it is only proper that Jesus refers to himself as the Light of the World.

 

Apply: 

Listen to what God is telling you today as you pray in reverence to the Light of the World.  Search your mind for all the missed opportunities you had yesterday to be someone’s light; to show the love of Jesus here on this earth.  Keep notes of how you turned someone’s day around by being kind.  I know we can’t travel the US mowing lawns for people, but you can do something in your neighborhood, workplace, or for someone you don’t even know.  The best way for you to show God’ light is to do something for someone that CANNOT pay you back.

Closing Prayer: 

Father, we come to you with open hearts and minds. We want you to fill us with your love for others, so we can let your light shine.  We desire this. Please give us the boldness we need.

Terry Schneider