Jesus said, "I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will have the light of life," John 8:12 TEV

I was given an amaryllis bulb for Christmas. The outdoor temperature hovered between 10 degrees above and 10 degrees below zero. The sun peeked through the clouds occasionally. The bulb had a six inch white shoot that desperately needed sunshine. How was this ever to happen?

In the King James Version of the Bible, the word "light" is found 272 times. In the Old Testament God's Countenance is referred to as "light." In the Gospels The Light dispels the darkness; it leads us along dark paths lest we stumble. The Gospel of John tells us "Jesus IS the light of the world."

The temperature on my sun porch stays above freezing for a few hours each day, so my amaryllis plant now has a little color. It desperately needs the sun's rays. And we desperately need the Son's rays -- Jesus, the Light of the world -- for our spiritual health.

Lord, shine your Light upon us. Fill us with your pure and holy light that we may never walk in darkness Amen.

Madeline (NE)