“Light has come into the world…”Â Â John 3:19Â (NIV)
Today I have a full schedule and many things demanding my attention.Â On a day like today it would be so easy to move my time with God to “I’ll do it later.”Â And, yes, I agree that becoming too rigid or legalistic is a slippery slope that can make this intimate, special time into a ‘have to’ time that produces no fruit!Â But if I am listening to God’s Spirit speak to mine — we will find our time together!
In this hectic day, this verse encourages me on several levels.Â First, Jesus is here! His presence is with every step I take.Â He knows my life and has already walked the road we are on.Â Second, no matter what the ‘dooms day’ media commentary may say — I do have hope and a future! I remember that I am an alien in this world and nothing is a permanent situation for me.Â This means that I hang in there during the tough times (because they will end!) and I savor the wonderful times (because they, too, will end!).Â I have a Savior.Â I have an eternal promise!Â I have Light!Â Third, I am reminded that God desires that all come to know Him and His saving grace so He is going to put opportunities in my day to share His love.Â In a dark world, I can carry the Light.Â WOW.
Today I will be thinking about this phrase and watching with expectation to see what God will do.