Thank God for the Son

"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 King James Version

I told a friend of mine yesterday that the sun was finally coming out after it had been cloudy and raining. I said "Thank God for the sun". Then I realized what a wonderful title that would be for a devotion using Jesus as the Son. Indeed, our precious Saviour, the Son of God is our light in the midst of the darkness of this world. We are living in a world that is filled with hatred, violence, prejudice, drugs and pornography. When we follow our Saviour, He will take us from the darkness of this world and put His shining light in our hearts.

No matter how many times a day that satan tries to discourage you with his poisonous darts and bring darkness into your heart through crises, criticism, rejection, sarcasm and heartaches, if you will follow our Saviour, He will be faithful to take the darkness away and to once again shine His light in your heart. Not only is Jesus the light of the world, He is the light in our hearts.

I have had a lot of disappointments and heartaches in the last week but through it all, even when I was in tears at time, my precious Saviour never left me and He always encouraged me and took the darkness from my heart and replaced it with His bright light. We serve a precious, loving, merciful, forgiving, compassionate and understanding Saviour. Again, I say "Thank God for the Son."

Dear Heavenly Father, in the precious name of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Name above all names, I come to You thanking You for loving us so much that You sent Your only beloved Son into the world to die for us so that we might have His light in our hearts. I ask that You would please keep us from following after satan and walking in the darkness of this world. Please help us to follow Jesus and walk in His light. I ask that You would please keep us from doing anything or saying anything that would hurt You or embarrass You. May we, as Your children, live our lives so that others will look at us and see Jesus in our smiles, in our actions and in our words. Again, thank You so much, dear Father, for Your great love and mercy. Amen.

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