I don’t know about you, but I go through stages where I can’t sleep at night without a night light being on in the kitchen. Some people leave a light on in the bathroom, others down a long hall, but it’s in the kitchen for me. Leaving a little light on in the kitchen is not about finding my way to the refrigerator for a midnight snack, although that’s not a bad idea. It began many years ago when I started living on my own.
Several years ago, a dear friend gave me a new night light for my kitchen. We’ve always used the light on the refrigerator or stove, but my friend gave me one that plugs into the wall. This was a special night light that said, “God is Love.”
It’s a great reminder to me that God is love. God does love you and me. God loves our neighbors, friends, and the Jones’s down the street, even the guy at the grocery store. He loves the people we find hard to love. God also loves the little children, and He even loves those we love to hate.
God loves us so much. The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only begotten son, that whosoever believed in him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Jesus is like a night light. He is the light of the world. Jesus’ light shines 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I don’t know about you, but that’s the best light, the very best night light. To have a night light that reminds me every night that God is love, which reminds me of what He did for me by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for my sins, well, I rest a lot better knowing that light personally and I do my best to walk with Him every day.
Who’s your light?
Who are you allowing to light your way?
Is it the true light of the world, Jesus Christ, or the things of this world?
Father, thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to die on the cross for our sins. Thank you for the reminder every day that you are love and Jesus is the true light of the world. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.