The Point of Light

Jesus is the light of the world. As darkness more in this season, shining lights help us remember Him. The Psalmist sings, “Your Word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” The point of lights isn’t so much to dazzle and wow, it is to see so we can walk rightly. When one burning candle touches another, it comes alight, too. This is communion, and the reason Jesus can tell us, “You are the light of the world.” We are to live in His light, shine it for others to see in our good works, and not go back to the darkness.

The light we have is not our own. We do not speak or live on our own authority. We cannot live on our own. God’s command for us is life, and that is what Jesus speaks over us and gives us. Here at this table we remember every week that we don’t live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from God. HE sustains us. This is why I tell you to live when we eat and drink. God communicates life and forgiveness, peace and purity to us, as He unites us to the Lord Jesus Christ by His Holy Spirit.


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