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Let Your Light Shine

Posted: Friday, May 17

Brittnia Papendorf // Children's Admin Asst

Brittnia Papendorf // Children's Admin Asst

May 17 Reading:

1 Samuel 20:1-21:15
John 9:1-41
Psalm 113:1-114:8
Proverbs 15:15-17 

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Verse of the Day:

“While I am here in the world, I am the light of the world.” (John 9:5)


Have you ever been in a completely dark room?  Complete darkness makes it impossible to see, but once a light is brought into the space, the darkness is pushed back.  We can start to see things around us.  Even if it’s a small amount of light, like a match, or flashlight, darkness is still overcome by the light.  Light is greater than darkness.    

In John 9, we see a miraculous story of Jesus healing a blind man from birth.  Jesus uses a combination of dirt, His spit, and ultimately His power, to bring sight to the blind man.  Jesus brought light to this man’s dark world!  When the disciples saw the blind man, they wanted to know why he was born blind.  They thought for sure it was because of sin…either his own sins or the sins of his parents.  However, Jesus clarifies, this man’s blindness was not because of his or his parents’ sins.  Jesus states in John 9:3, “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.”

If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have a before and after story. If you were once walking in darkness and have now seen the light, you have a story to share.  Your story needs to be told, so the power of God can be seen.    Your story is just as incredible as the one we see in John 9.  You were walking in darkness and now you see!  Tell other’s what God has done for you.  God may be using your story to help push back the darkness in someone else’s life.