Light

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Genesis 1:3-5 (NIV)
3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

1 John 1:5 (CEB)
5This is the message that we have heard from him and announce to you: “God is light and there is no darkness in him at all.”

Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
105Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path. 

Reflect

  Have you ever been in a dark room, not able to see anything, needing the light? How do you turn on the light? Do you need to flip a switch, pull a chain, or clap your hands? Are your lights motion activated? Can you tell Alexa to turn them on?

  How about saying a few words and all the lights in the world turn on? That’s what it was like for God! When all the world was filled with darkness, all God had to do was say, “Let there be light, ” and there was light!

  When you think about it, The Light made light, therefore giving himself to the world He created. He shined His light on us, which brought us out of darkness. When you think about how much we need light, to be able to see and do things, how much more do we need God—THE Light—in every part of our lives?

Respond

  You wouldn’t want to walk around in the dark, but people wander aimlessly without God in their lives all the time. Don’t be hindered by the darkness, seek out the source of the Light.

The author is a middle school student from Michigan.

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