Thursday, December 17, 2015

2015 December 17 - Morning Manna

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
(John 8:12)

Today's Morsel: Here in La Crosse, Wisconsin, during the Christmas holiday season, the city decorates "Riverside Park" with many attractions made of lights.  Tens of thousands of lights are used to display such a beautiful attraction.  People come from all over to see it.  And it's only open at night so that you can see its beauty and splendor from all those lights.  Jesus said that He was the light of the world and that those who followed Him would not walk in darkness but would have the light of  life.  John tells us, "In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth" (John 1:4-14).  Isn't it amazing, knowing that Jesus, the One who created the sun to rule the day and the moon and the stars to rule the night, robed Himself in flesh and came to this earth to get us out of darkness?

Sing: Jesus the light of the world. We'll walk in the light, beautiful light, come where the dew drops of mercy and bright, shine all around us by day and by night, Jesus, the light of the world.

Thought for Today:  Jesus is still the light that gets you out of darkness.

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