October 23, 2015 – John 8:12

John8-12Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12Again and Again we are told…Jesus said.  And today, the Word is still proclaimed.  The way to life abundantly and everlasting, is following the light.  Not the glitter of the world, but The Light, Jesus Christ our Lord.We leave the light on in the bathroom for my husband who is suffering from near blindness and dementia.  My directions for him each time he gets up and stumbles to the bathroom is, “Follow the light!”  Then he knows the way in the dark of the night.  He forgets and has to be told each time the way.  Just as we have difficulty in remembering the Words of Jesus.  We need to follow the light of Jesus.You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive.” For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears. and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’  Matthew 13:14-15.Jesus is the truth and the way.  If we believe faithfully, and obey…we will know the truth.  Then we are no longer bound by the world and what the world offers.Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32