2 Corinthians 5:20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
John 8:12-20 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.” The Pharisees challenged him, “Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony is not valid.” Jesus answered, “Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid, for I know where I came from and where I am going. But you have no idea where I come from or where I am going. You judge by human standards; I pass judgment on no one. But if I do judge, my decisions are true, because I am not alone. I stand with the father, who sent me. In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true. I am one who testifies for myself; my other witness is the father, who sent me.” Then they asked him, “Where is your father?” “You do not know me or my Father,” Jesus replied. “If you knew me, you would know my father also.” He spoke these words while teaching in the temple courts near the place where the offerings were put. Yet no one seized him because his hour had not yet come.
Light is used to describe God’s presence throughout the Bible and Jesus calls himself the Light of the World. As followers we are His ambassadors and have His Light inside of us. We are shining lights of Christ in whatever we do because He is in us. When others see fruits of the spirit in us (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control), that’s the Light they see.
Our challenge this week is to look for ways to be an ambassador of light in your thoughts, words, attitudes, and actions.
Modified from a devotion taken from Journey daily devotions published by Lifeway.