"Jesus once again addressed them: 'I am the world's Light.'" (John 8:12 MSG)
Years ago, I had a
kitten that I loved. It was so much fun to watch her. When we threw a
candy wrapper across the room, she would bring it back to us. The game
could go on all evening long.
I have an anniversary clock that
the sun shines on at times during the day. When the sun shone on the
turning parts, it reflected lights on the wall, going back and forth for
hours. It wasn’t long until Kitty saw that and would chase them back and
forth, back and forth . . . For hours as well. If they were too high for
her to attempt catching, she would jump at them on the wall. I loved
watching her to do that.
I have thought about that. She was
chasing a light. Kitty didn’t know what that light was. All she knew was
that something was moving back and forth and true to her feline
instincts, she chased it. She never did catch it though for as soon as
she got to it, it would move and away she would go again.
"The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. When he got there, he ran
across Philip and said, "Come, follow me." (John 1:43 MSG)
In our lives, we do know what the Light is or I should say we do know
WHO the light is. Jesus is that Light that we are to follow. Wherever He
goes, we are to go. The Light leads us, just like the star led the
shepherds those many years ago. Oh, may we ever be conscious of seeing
the Light and following it.
There are times though that we see
another light and chase after it like Kitty did. We just can never quite
catch it but it is fun trying. It is so futile to chase after the things
in this world that can’t satisfy our hungry souls.
I would like
to suggest that we chase after The Light of the World and follow Him. He
will supply our every need—spiritually, emotionally, physically.
"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in
glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19 NASB)
Lord Jesus, You are the Light of the World. Help us to ever keep our
eyes on You and follow You with a willing heart. You have promised to
supply our every need. Help us to trust You to do so. Amen