Portions of this post were originally published in February of 2020…
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.”
John 1:1-9 NIV
When we are discouraged and defeated it may be because we are clinging to the things of this world and therefore, we are living in darkness. Comparing ourselves to others, believing our worth and our value comes from something or someone other than God. If we are struggling to see, we need to remember the Light of the World…Jesus Christ…our Savior and Lord. Let Him lead you and guide you…read God’s Word about His birth, His life, His death and His resurrection and remember He did it all for you. Amen.
“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12 NIV
(This photo was taken in April of 2016 at a lake in central Minnesota)