Words from the Heart for Wednesday April 8th, 2020

Jesus replied, “My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going. Put your trust in the light while there is still time; then you will become children of the light.”

John 12:35-36 (NLT)

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Walk in the Light

Zayell Johnston was tired of putting off something he’d wanted to do since he was 20 years old. So for nine months last year, the Saskatchewan resident took a 9,000 kilometre walk across Canada and ended up taking over 11.8 million steps. “I’ve always been the person who liked going out into nature and exploring,” he told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview. “I don’t know what spurred me to walk the country — maybe you know, the ‘Forrest Gump’ movie where he was just running.”

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I bumped into a chair in the middle of the night last night. Fortunately, it was my knee that hit the chair and not my toe. But it still jolted me. We are not made to walk in the dark. We usually run into problems when we do. This is not only true physically, but spiritually as well. Jesus spoke to this in John 12:35-36: “Jesus replied, “My light will shine for you just a little longer. Walk in the light while you can, so the darkness will not overtake you. Those who walk in the darkness cannot see where they are going. Put your trust in the light while there is still time; then you will become children of the light.” I love the last phrase that Jesus uses here – it is one of my favourite descriptors for Christians – children of light. Jesus would call himself the Light of the World. And He tells us here that when we put our trust in Him, we become children of light. When we become a child of the light, we not only live victorious, but we bring light to those around us, helping them to live victoriously as well.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley