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Is Your Light On?

Did you have a night light when you were a child? Somehow that little light made all the difference. The monsters under the bed disappeared, and we could sleep soundly. The night light was always plugged in, but it wasn’t until the overhead lights went off that the night light’s glow was visible.


Sometimes, our relationship with Jesus feels the same way. Jesus is always there for us, but when things are going well in our life, we don’t acknowledge His presence. It is in the moments of darkness that we call out for Him to be our comfort.  

In a letter to the church in Corinth, the apostle Paul references a conversation he previously had with Jesus about one of his own struggles. Paul asked Jesus to take away something that was tormenting him. Jesus’ response was, “My grace is sufficient for you. For my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Paul wanted out of the darkness, but Jesus said, “You don’t need out of the darkness. I’m enough to carry you through it.” God worked through Paul and he became one of the most influential biblical figures in history. Paul saw weakness, but Jesus saw the author of the majority of the New Testament. God isn’t looking for perfect people. His grace and power within us is more than enough. When He uses us despite our weaknesses, miracles come to life.

No matter what you are going through or have been through, Jesus isn’t scared of your darkness. He is the light in the middle of it.  When Jesus’ light shines brightly inspite of our decisions, weaknesses, insecurities and failures, we realize just how great our God really is.

Reflect:

  • What’s one area of your where you feel weak? Have you asked for Jesus power and direction in this area of your life?
  • What’s one way God might want to work through you despite your own insecurities?

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