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Revelation 3:21

On Monday night, I saw what looked like a blind person with a probing cane on a sidewalk.  I thought that was an unsafe decision, but then realized that a world covered in darkness is where the blind live.

To me, an image of a blind person probing with a cane at night is a picture of overcoming.  Whatever we face in life, if we overcome, that’s a big deal.  If we overcome, we can be allowed to sit with Jesus!

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John 8:12

I found out this past week that our nearby, elderly neighbor passed away.  She was an outgoing Christian and we’ll miss her.  Her address is no longer on our street.  Her house is dark inside.  But we take comfort in knowing that where she lives now, there is no darkness.  What’s her address?  She lives in Heaven in light with the light of this world, Jesus.

John 3:19-21

One day, I saw a young bull thistle in our yard.  Not having a chance to get to it, I took note of where it was.  When I took our puppy out at night, I didn’t want him to step on it.  It had been easy to spot during the day, but when I looked for it in the dark, I couldn’t find it.  I kept him far away from the area I thought it might be.

In the above verses, Jesus said that those who do evil despise the light since it will reveal bad deeds.  Pretend that young bull thistle represents people that love darkness.  Wouldn’t those “people” be angry when the light came and showed their ugly prickles?  Let’s ditch darkness and love the light!

 

Luke 2:7, 23:50-56, 24

According to “The Ultimate Bible Fact and Quiz Book” by Martin Manser, “…The second century Christian writer, Justin Martyr, who was born in Palestine, said that Joseph found a cave which was used as a stable.”  If that is so, Christmas card companies, artists, etc. should get the memo.

If Jesus was born in a cave, maybe that was to symbolize Him being surrounded by a dark sinful world.  Much later, when His body was placed in a cave-like tomb, maybe that also symbolized Him being surrounded by a dark sinful world.  However, Christians know that Jesus didn’t stay there long.

We still live in a sinful world but Jesus, the light of the world, conquered the darkness of sin and death.  JESUS WON, so if you’re hanging onto sin, getting away from the darkness and basking in Jesus’ light is the answer!

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