Words from the Heart for Thursday December 10th, 2020
Put your trust in the light while there is still time; then you will become children of the light. After saying these things, Jesus went away and was hidden from them.
John 12:36 (NLT)
Trust in the Light
Before the arrival of electricity, life on Saskatchewan farms offered little in the way of convenience, comfort or leisure time. Rural life was characterized by hardship and backbreaking chores. With the inauguration of the Rural Electrification Program by the Saskatchewan Power Corporation in 1949, all this changed. While the province of Saskatchewan is often cited for its “firsts,” it was last when it came to rural electrification. Economic and geographic obstacles prevented Saskatchewan from hooking up its farms with electricity until the second half of its 100-year history.
It is hard to believe that there was a day, only a generation or two back, when many Canadians lived without electricity. The world was such a dark place back then – so much so that we can’t even begin to imagine it. This is a good lesson for those of us who have come to know Jesus Christ by faith. We live in the light of His love and grace, and easily forget what it was like to live in spiritual darkness. We read this in John 12:36: “’Put your trust in the light while there is still time; then you will become children of the light.’ After saying these things, Jesus went away and was hidden from them.” We walk by faith. The entire Christian life is one of faith. Even though Jesus isn’t with us physically, He is always with us by the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit within us. Even when we aren’t aware, we live in the light that is Jesus. By doing so, we have become children of light – we no longer think like those who are still in spiritual darkness. How is your life marked by the light of Jesus today?
These have been words from the heart.