John 8:12 (AMP)
Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, “ I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
After it rained one evening, I watched in amazement how so many moths danced around a street light. They all were drawn to it as if their lives depended on it. I, therefore, decided to search out the reason why, but to my surprise, it still remains a mystery, as no finite answer has been given for this phenomenon.
Unlike the moth, we have a clear reason for following Jesus. In Him is light and His light is what gives us life (Jn 1:4). Unfortunately, many are no longer attracted to The Light. We must ask ourselves: Is being a follower of Jesus still attractive to us, and is the gospel still exciting to us just like when we first heard it?
Also, our attraction to Jesus must not just be for only certain aspects of our lives but must be for all aspects. If a house has its rooms lit up at night but remains dark in the kitchen or bathroom areas, wouldn’t there still remain the potential for someone to stumble and get hurt? Every room in our lives must be illuminated by the Word (Col 3:16).
Summarily, in upholding our salvation, we must remain attracted to Jesus (1Cor 15:2, 1Jn 2:28). As we grow in Him, it is our responsibility, concerning every dark situation we desire to change, to take the light of His Word and apply it till all around us is bright (Pro 4:18).
Go into today walking in the light of His Word and as you do so, you will not stumble (Ps 119:105).