by Mary Stout
“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
Recently I began taking a class online on theology just for fun. The professor said something that resonated with me. We are all theologians. When you think of theology, it is the study of God. Isn’t that what we do in our walk with Christ? The only difference is some of us such as pastors and missionaries do it full time. The rest of us do it part time.
The verse today says when we follow Jesus, we are not alone and we have the light in us. This is ever so important to remember when due to the social distancing, the closing of schools, new teacher duties parents have, and various other measures we are doing as a result of the Corona virus.
Our lives have been turned upside down, haven’t they? Talk about stressful! You may feel anxious, sad, unsure or even depressed. The world looks might gloomy and dark right about now.
Sometimes we can’t see God for what is in front of us. Remember your faith even during this topsy-turvy time because Jesus is shining His light in us during this darkness. Pray for those who do not know Jesus that they may see the light of the world working in your life.
God is still in control. Don’t let the world stuff get you down. Be smart and conscientious but trust the Lord. Here is a list of things you can do to lessen the crazy around you from a pastor I found:
Look to Jesus.
Take the next faithful step.
Illuminate his hope.
Don’t stop grieving and lamenting the losses.
Pull it together.
He has overcome the world.
Prayer: Living and loving Father, remind us to be faithful as we see the sick and hurting around us. Remind us to be Jesus for them as our light shines along their path. Help us to show them you have overcome the world. Help us to take the next step and share the Good news. In Jesus name Amen