In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
November 28, 2007 – Carry the Light – John 1:1-9
In the Bible, light is equated with good. For instance, Jesus called Himself light—He said, “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness” (John 12:46).
While God is light, the world we live in is dark (John 3:19). However, once we accept Jesus’ death on the cross as the sacrifice for our sin, He lives within us—in the person of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, when we are saved, we have the light inside of us (John 8:12).
Just before Jesus ascended into heaven, He told His followers to “make disciples of all the nations.” Matthew 28:19-20, which is known as the Great Commission, still applies today. In other words, Christians must carry the light to a dark world. But how do we do this practically? Here are three ways:
• God will send some of us abroad to share the truth of Jesus Christ. There are people in other countries who have never heard how to receive salvation, and we can go as missionaries to tell them.
• The Father also calls Christians to spread the good news of the gospel right where they are—in their neighborhoods, families, and workplaces.
• The Lord asks His followers to give of the resources He has provided—whether money, talents, or gifts—so His message of salvation can be shared with the world.
Are you willing to tell others about Jesus in whatever way the Lord has in mind? Ask God how He would like you to shine His light into the world. Then be available and obedient to carry out His plan.
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