Oh Lord, thank You for coming down to this earth and for paying the price for our sins on the cross. Because of Your mercy and grace, I am healed from the different scars in my life. No longer do I suffer in pain and anguish because of my past transgressions, for You have forgiven me. The day I called upon Your name in all brokenness and humility, You had compassion for my soul and gave me hope. Where there was no hope to be found, You ushered into my life peace that never fails. I've heard many times in my life how You are the light of the world but never understood what this meant until You came and rescued me. Now I know that Your love is for real, for you have lighted up my whole life. I am no longer down and out because of the lusts of the flesh, for I am able to overcome temptation through the strength You give me. If I am an overcomer and have been able to give up different things that I know are wrong, it is not by my own strength at all that does any of this, but by Your hand of mercy in my life. Surely, You have come like a wildfire in my life and saved my soul from hell, while lifting me upon the path of righteousness. I have no more need to fear death, for my home is already made in heaven, with You, Jesus. All I want to do now is praise You, and help others know You also. May more people draw near unto You and be saved. This is my heart's desire, to help those in need and, more importantly, teach Your gospel message of hope for all that will hear. I love You, Lord. I give You the praise and the glory, this day. Amen.
Luke 2:29-32 (KJV)
29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Jesus is the light of the world. He leads all people that believe in Him out of the darkness and on His path of righteousness.
Did you know that Luke also refers to Jesus and light in the same reference? In Luke, chapter 2, we hear this from the words of Simeon, a devout man of God, who had the opportunity to hold the baby Jesus first hand. Continue Reading