Lenten Devotional for February 29

I Am the Light of the World


John 8:12-20

Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
—John 8:12


I collect flashlights of various shapes and sizes. I have a small one in my purse, a stand-up one in my car, a variety of old ones in my closet, and several sturdy ones posted around the house in case of an emergency. Why collect flashlights? Because I feel afraid in the dark. Because Jesus said he is the Light of the world, I know that wherever I go, whatever happens, I have the most powerful Light in the world with me and I need not be afraid of what the future holds. Christ is my source of light, and as his follower, I am to light up the world around me with love and grace. We are each different vehicles of the light of Christ, but each one of us has the responsibility and joy of bringing this light into a dark world. Together, we light the way to truth so others can find their way to God.
—Malinda Fillingim*


Dear God, in the darkness of our world make us conduits of the Light of the world shining into despair and corruption. Help us never to grow weary of being your light. In the name of Christ. Amen.


Stand in the sunshine. Welcome the light of Jesus into your soul and ask him how to be the light of love to others.

Credits: *From The Upper Room daily devotional guide. Copyright ©2015. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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