“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness — but have the light of life.” John 8:12
“Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.” John 12:35
He who is faithful, keeping ever close to Christ and His light, strictly watching and obeying the motions of His Spirit, will always be tender in conscience and will receive proportionate measures of light. Consequently, he will be, from time to time, more deeply rooted in repentance, faith, and assurance, so as either to be preserved from many combats and disorders or at least to be carried sooner through the same. He may meet with dark valleys in his pilgrimage (for nature is covered with darkness, and grace sometimes only glimmers like a spark). Yet by degrees, it will blaze, and at last break through and enlighten all our darkness. The day will dawn and the shadows flee away before the Sun of Righteousness.
My soul, keep your eye fixed on Jesus, as the light of the world. Walk closely with Jesus by faith, in holy fellowship. This will preserve you from darkness, depression, despondency, and despair. This will fill you with joy, peace, confidence, and love.
Is he a Sun? His beams are grace,
His course is joy and righteousness;
Nations rejoice when He appears,
To chase the clouds and dry their tears.
Nor earth, nor seas, nor sun, nor star
Nor Heaven His full resemblance bears.
His beauties we can never trace.
Until we behold Him face-to-face.
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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