This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: John 9:5 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about how, despite the times we live in, Jesus is still the light of the world.

Sometimes we need to be reminded of this because things can appear so dire. For example, Jesus told his disciples that he was the light of the world right before he healed a blind man.

In the Scriptures, a blind man approached Jesus, and Jesus’ disciples questioned why the man was blind. They wondered if he was blind because he was being punished for his sins or the sins of his parents.

However, Jesus taught them that the man was not blind due to sin. He was blind so that the power of God could be seen in him.

Just before Jesus reached down to mix mud and his saliva to form a paste that would heal the man’s eyes, he reminded them that he was the light of the world. In other words, the man was blind for God’s purpose since God was using his blindness to shed light.

Recently, I honored two faculty members who sacrificed their own lives to// protect their students during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We have to remember that even during tragic times, God can use the dark situation to shine His light and move people into action.

Let us keep these few words at the forefront of our minds today as we remember despite how dire things are: “I am the light of the world.” John 9:5 (ESV)

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So today, live with confidence that Jesus is still the light of the world.