Thankful: God is the light of the world

Then Jesus spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”

– John 8:12

Today I am thankful that God is the light of the world.

In the beginning, God chose to create light first. With light comes life, and hope. When God sent His Son into the world, He gave the Light to us.

Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it…The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

– John 1:5, 9

Just as light overcomes darkness, God helps us overcome whatever circumstances we face. With His light, we can see clearly to take our next step confidently by God’s side. His light protects us, guides us, and casts aside our fears. David writes in Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom should I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom should I be afraid?”

When we don’t know which way to turn, who to believe or how to move forward, God promises us His light. We can look to Him and trust His light to lead us. The Psalmist reminds us that “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:105)

Jesus proclaimed that He is the light of the world. When we follow Him, we will never walk in darkness. We will have His light.

Follow the light today. Follow Jesus!

Thankful: God is the beginning and the end

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

– ‭Revelation‬ ‭22‬:‭13‬

Today I am thankful that God is the beginning and the end.

God is the beginning. He is the Creator, the source of all love and joy and peace. At the sound of His voice and at the stretch of His hand, miracles happen. Each of us exist because God lovingly decided to weave us into His story. God is my beginning.

God is also the last. He is the final word, the One who finishes what He begins. He will be standing victorious as this world passes away, with all majesty and honor due Him as the King of Kings. When my time here is complete, He will be the first I see as my eyes open in Heaven. God is my eternity.

My God is everlasting. He always was and forever will be. His promises hold the same time-table. His loving kindness and mercy have no end.

If God can hold time together, from beginning to end, He can and will hold my life firmly in His hands. God goes before me and behind me, guiding and protecting me. My future is secure with the One who is the First and the Last.

God is my beginning and my end. May He reign in my life every moment in between!