“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)

I love to camp with my scouts.  And anyone who has been camping knows that you depend on light.  We need the sun in the daytime.  We use the moon and stars, lanterns and flashlights at night. And of course we use lighters or matches to start our charcoal or backpack stoves to cook our delicious food.

But the most important light in the world to all of us is Jesus.  We follow Him for guidance and depend on Him to help us make the right decisions now so that we can be with Him in heaven.  He is always with us, even in our darkest times and He is always there to forgive us when we stumble. Many times we have to work to remember to follow His path as our only guiding path, lit for us, even when we cannot see or understand it.

Dear God, help us to remember to follow you in all that we do so that we won’t have to walk in darkness.  Help us to let our light shine so that others will see what your love has done in our lives.  Amen.

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