A sliver of sunshine greeted me as I opened the door to leave my office at the end of the day. My heart skipped a beat and a smile warmed my heart as I realized the days were slowly growing longer. The light was beginning to chase away the darkness of winter.
On the short drive home, my mind drifted to springtime. I felt the warmth of the sun on my skin. I visualized walking in the sunshine, planting brightly colored flowers, and my favorite—Saturday mornings on my patio again. Oh, how I love spring! And it’s all because of the light.
I always respond positively to light. I once had a doctor tell me he suspected I may deal with seasonal affective disorder in the winter months. I think he was onto something—even my home is decorated with light colors and lots of windows! But I’ve found the cure:
I wasn’t familiar with the Bible in that period of my life, but now I’ve learned this truth from John 1:4-5, “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Who is this light? Jesus.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
Jesus was and is the cure to my winter doldrums. He is the cure to the deceiver that used my marital problems, financial issues, medical crises, and more to cloak me in years of darkness. Satan knows the Light will always overcome darkness. In his attempts to deceive us, even he disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).
The true Light, who gives light to everyone, came into the world over 2,000 years ago (John 1:9-10). He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not know Him.
My friends, Jesus IS the Light of the World, and He gives us this promise: All who receive Him and believe in His name inherit the right to become children of God (John 1:12).
As spring approaches and the days grow longer, won’t you bask with me in the Light who conquers darkness?
Hi Monica, thank you for this beautiful reminder! I grew up in Florida but lived in the UK for the past 10 years and definitely struggled with the lack of sun there. I need to be reminded of how Jesus is our true, lasting light.
Shannon, I’m so glad this resonated with you! I’m pretty sure I would struggle, just like you, in the UK. Winter is very mild & relatively short where I live, but I still struggle with the shorter days & overcast skies. We’re both so fortunate to know The Light of the World! God bless you & thank you for reading!
Loved this Monica so true let us all remember when we have no sunshine in our lives we always have
the light of Jesus shining on all of us!
That’s such an important reminder, Linda! No matter our circumstances, we do have The Light of the World in our corner, shining over us every minute of every day! God’s blessings to you, Linda, and thank you for your kind comment.
Yes Jesus is our true light, the One who brings warmth to our souls! I am so very grateful He lights my path and provides the way for me every day! Love ya friend!!