Posted in Christian Living, Daily Living

Light Reveals So Much

An epiphany occurred in the shower this morning. Light really helps a person see.

It doesn’t sound like much of a revelation, but let me explain.

I’m of an age where I need glasses to read and see details up-close. If you’re smirking, that’s fine. According to my optometrist, your day in glasses will come. Everyone’s eye muscles wear out.

I lathered up my legs to shave. Sunlight beamed through the window in our bathroom, spotlighting those long hairs on my ankle bones. (Men, scroll on past. This means nothing to you.)

I thought, “Wow! This is great. With all this light, I can do a better job shaving.”

That’s when it hit me. 

Jesus is the Light. With him, we can see everything more clearly.

Unfortunately, most people would rather stumble along blindly. Most of them probably don’t even realize that they’re in need of the Son’s light.

Worse than that are the ones who scurry into the darkness like cockroaches. (Sorry for that unflattering visual. And it probably means nothing to you if you’ve never lived in the South and flipped a light switch on in the middle of the night. Ugh. Disgusting.)

And, now, back to scripture. “Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light” (John 3:19).

I didn’t make up the observation about people scurrying into darkness. Jesus pointed this out two millennia ago.

Life is so much easier in the light. We can see to perform basic tasks better. Nuances we miss in half-light become obvious in full light.

Step into the Light, my friend. It will make navigating your life less difficult.

For the whole story, read John 3: 1-21.

If you enjoyed this post, maybe you’d like to read more from this author. She had a Bible study on Psalm 119 and one to help women find focus in their lives.

Maybe fiction is more your thing. Read about the life of Christ from the perspective of his mother in the Biblical fictionalization by Sharon Hughson.



Freelance writer and editor whose background in education and BA in English Language & Literature amps her love of all things books. Twenty years of parenting and 26 of marriage gives unique insight to her preferred audiences of women, young adults, and teenagers.

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