The Light Of The World Brings Hope And Guidance

Every night, right before going to bed, I take my little dog, Lucy, out to potty. It is pitch black outside, and on a good night, I can see the moon and stars shining. I always take a powerful flashlight out with us to make sure there aren’t any other animals around. The other night, as I shined the light into the yard, I was amazed at all the particles floating in the air that I couldn’t see without the light.

There were so many tiny particles highlighted in the beam of light that I actually covered my mouth and nose with my shirt. What were those particles? What was I breathing?

A lot of people had been mowing their yards that day, so I wondered if small pieces of grass were floating around. Occasionally, when I go outside, I can see soot floating in the air where someone has been burning leaves, etc. It can look like falling snow, although this “snow” is usually gray.

When I walked into the house, I continued to shine the light through the air to see if there were as many particles inside. Thankfully, there was only a small amount, so I wasn’t worried.

Later the next day, I dropped the back of my earring and didn’t see where it landed. I was in my bedroom, and after searching and not finding it, I went to grab the flashlight. Joe and I figured out a long time ago that shining a flashlight across your floor will illuminate everything in its path. Warning: this will show all the dust bunnies that are residing unnoticed, but that’s okay; we all have them.

Sure enough, once I put the light down on the floor and looked around, I found the missing back of my earring. I also found a sock that had gotten kicked under the dresser and a stuffed toy mouse that my cat had put under my bed.

This morning, I was thinking about how Jesus is the Light of the world. He brings hope and guidance to our lives. It is like walking into a dark room and turning on the light; everything that was once hidden from our view is now visible.

John 8:12 NIV

12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

I’ll be honest; I don’t like going outside after dark with Lucy. There could be things hidden in the dark that mean us harm, or I could stumble and fall because of the darkness. Having my flashlight makes me feel safer than being out there by myself.

Jesus does the same for us every day. With Jesus, we can see where we’re going, like having a flashlight. He helps us understand right from wrong and shows us the best path to take.

His light isn’t just something to look at. It changes things. It makes scary, dark places feel safe and helps us find our way when we’re lost. Jesus being the light means He can make our lives brighter, better, and safer.

Psalm 27:1 NIV

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?

With Jesus by my side, showing me the way, why should I be afraid?

Jesus’ light doesn’t just show us the path we are on; it also shows us the “dust bunnies” we have hidden from others’ view. He brings our flaws out into the open and encourages us to change. He is the gardener who is pruning away at our dead branches and dying leaves. Without his pruning, we can never truly flourish and grow.

We may not always like what we see in the light, but it is usually for our benefit. I know I won’t be venturing out into the dark without a light source, and I don’t want to go through life without the Light of Jesus.

To GOD Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

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  1. This is so inspirational, thank you!

  2. Hi Tania,

    I have been following you for years, but I just subscribed to your site. I love getting ideas from your site and outfit recommendations. I first saw your outfit recommendations on Pinterist and learn so much! Love your ideas.

    I also stumbled into over the verses you share. Thank you for sharing your faith and encouragement. Jesus is my all and all, too!! 🤗🙌🏻💕

    1. Norma, welcome to the blog! I’m so happy you found it, and are enjoying it. I want to honor the Lord for all His many blessings, and without Him, the blog wouldn’t exist.

  3. Thank you, Tania, for reminding us about Jesus being the light! He is our everything! Many blessings to you and your family!

  4. God is good. All of the time.

  5. Beth Cutler says:

    The best Sunday content. It all makes sense and makes me stop and think of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Big thank you!

  6. Diane Southard says:

    yes! Jesus is the light of the world!

  7. Jacquelyn Maggio says:

    that was simply beautiful. God bless you

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the post.

  8. Mary Carol says:

    Amen!! I needed this today.

  9. This was just what I needed today, Tania. It reminded me that I must walk in God’s light and not go stumbling out ahead to it into the darkness. I trust Him and His direction, but I tend to worry about what is in the future – all those “what if’s” that can steal my peace and joy. Thanks for another great devotional, Tania!

  10. Thank you for sharing this. Such a great reminder and blessing to us.
    Have a great day.

  11. Thank you for sharing with us. Exactly what I needed to read and feel at the end of the tough day.

  12. Jesus, the Light of our World! Let His light shine through me, encompassing all of my thoughts, words, and actions! Tania, you are inspiring to so many, thank you!

  13. Love this, Tania♥️
    Thank you

  14. Good analogy about Jesus being the Light of the world. We were just studying that passage in the gospel of John today at Sunday school.

  15. Phyllis Martin says:

    This is a comforting thought on this Lord’s Day. Thank you.

  16. Thank you for such an inspiring post. 🌟i am praying for His light to shine bright through me each day😇

  17. YES!!! Jesus is THE Light and THE Answer!!

  18. Amen sister! Excellent thoughts.

  19. “Spot on” in your devotion today.
    I look forward to Sunday posts.

  20. Thank you! So true!!!

  21. You use the best analogies! Thank you, Tania.

  22. I loved this, I always say God gave us a choice, we can follow the light or darkness and it is our choice. Thank you!

  23. I love reading your Sunday Devotions of Faith!

  24. Vicki Farrell says:

    Love this post!

  25. Teri Butler says:

    Amen and amen! Thanks for sharing. ❤️✝️

  26. YOLANDA CADENA says:

    Beautiful message:)

  27. Roeli Lutz (Canadian) says:

    Looking forward to your Sunday messages each week.

    God Bless ALL that you do.

    Always walk in HIS light as HE is the light of the World.

  28. I alsogo out at night with a flashlight with my dog to look out for things she could chase; biggest fear are skunks! Never noticed any particles in the air but will have to look more closely next time…

    1. I smell skunks every once in a while. Yikes!

  29. Ginger Hiller says:

    Amen! Thank you for this reassuring message.

  30. This is wonderfully insightful and comforting. Thank you for this post. Happy Sunday and happy week.

  31. Jodi Riddle says:

    Tania you have a very special gift in being able to speak to a person’s heart about the joy of Christ. Thank you for sharing that gift with us. You have been, and continue to be, a blessing to me. I always look forward to your Sunday post, and they never disappoint. May God continue to bless you in your ministry.

    1. Thank you so much, Jodi! I feel very unqualified to do these posts. I’m only sharing my struggles and experiences in hopes that others will find them helpful.

  32. You know, Tania, sometimes my weeks go by and feel like a blur.
    So reading your Sunday messages is always soothing to the soul.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
    Your messages are beautifully written and always hit home ❤️

  33. Love your analogy in this one! Food for thought for sure.

  34. Kathy Huff says:

    Thank you for always pointing to “ The Light “. I always enjoy your message and your blog!

  35. I love this post today! what a great analogy. thank you 🩷

  36. Marilyn Foster says:

    Love your post this morning. I love the analogy of Jesus like a flashlight lighting our way in the dark!

    Thank you – Thank you!

  37. Beautiful post 💕
    Thank you for reminding us how the Good Lord shows us what we need to see!

  38. To God be the glory ⭐

  39. I’ve always felt comfort in the Light message. You have made it even more understandable in your summary. Have a blessed day and week, Tania.

  40. What a great analogy, the flashlight and God’s light! I don’t want to be without God’s light… he shows me the way.

  41. Thanks for the post! Don’t forget to keep good batteries in your flashlight. “Thy Word is a lamp into my feet and a light unto my path” Reading our Bible keeps our lamps burning lol

    1. I use a rechargeable flashlight! I never have to worry about batteries.

  42. That was absolutely beautiful!!! He is the light of the world…Happy Sunday 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

    1. Loved “I don’t want to go through this life without the light of Jesus”. Neither do I. Thank you for this post.

  43. I am so thankful for His light. Loved your message today! Thank you.

  44. Elizabeth says:

    thank you for today’s post about the light. I was much needed and beautifully tied in with every day life.
    on a side note…I too
    have dust bunnies. lol

  45. Beautiful post, and so very true!

  46. Lovely thoughts, thank you

  47. Pamela Nichols says:

    My precious 52 year old son died two years ago and today is his birthday. I needed this devotional today. Thank you 🙏

    1. Pamela, I am so sorry. That is every parents worst nightmare. Thankfully, you were able to spend 52 years with your son before the Lord wanted him back.

    2. Praying for you today 🙏

  48. Barb Huff says:

    I am so thankful to be walking in the Light of Jesus. His path is well lit, if we would only follow it. Thank you for your encouraging words.

  49. Such a beautiful message for your readers. God Bless You!

  50. Thank you for sharing your light❤️

  51. So true! We have the Light, within and to shine for Him! ⭐️

  52. Your Sunday posts always inspire me. Thank you!

  53. Such an inspiring and thoughtful message. Thank you for sharing.

  54. What a beautiful message this morning. Thank you, Tania!

  55. I love this post! I agree with everything you say and I like the metaphor you used, ‘dust bunnies’. I know I have them! But God is my flashlight too. Thank you for sharing. You are a light too.

    1. Now that I have my grand-cat living with me, my dust bunnies have grown fur. 🤣

  56. I love your devotionals. Great perspective and insight. Have a blessed day.

  57. Jenniffer Groski says:

    We need the light. I know my life wouldn’t be the same without it! Have a blessed week and thank you for always shining.

  58. Thank you for your inspiring words!

  59. Great message this morning- thank you .

  60. Beautiful devotional today. Thank you

  61. Beautiful message this morning. Thank you. ❤️

  62. Thank you. This me
    He is a wonderful way to start my week.❤️

    1. Your flashlight metaphor is a superb real life illustration for us this Sunday, and everyday. Thank you for making it an everyday parable for us to relate to Tania.
      You have a gift with your words!

      1. I think I just look for the Lord in things that happen everyday. Most of us don’t have angels appearing to us in white robes and bright light, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t around.

  63. Amen, and what a beautiful picture.

  64. Vicki Crookd says:

    Thank you for the visual! Love that you share your faith! God bless you and keep you!

  65. I love how you use everyday occurrences to remind is of the importance of Jesus in
    our lives. Thank you, Tania. Loved all the Spring dresses. They looked lovely on you and gave us many choices. Thank you! Hope you’re having some warmer weather. Beautiful here in Florida.

  66. Tania, this is a beautiful and meaningful post. This is a good one to keep and read occasionally as a reminder that the Lord is always there to guide us.
    If you really want an eye opener,
    take a black light to your carpet!
    It’s unbelievable what you can see!!

    1. Yikes! I’m not sure if I “want” to use a black light. Lol!

  67. I never miss your Sunday message

  68. Shawn Ayers says:

    Thank you for this post. I needed this reminder today.

  69. Robin Alion says:

    Thank you so much for this devotional. I’m truly grateful, it touches on an area in my family’s life that I have been in prayer about. I believe your devotional this morning is God giving me notice that he has heard my prayers and is “working all things good.”
    Thank you for being available for God to use as a hope for others.

    1. Robin, I love that the Lord is speaking to you!

  70. What a wonderful way to start my day! The light is everything!!!
    I enjoy your posts daily but always love Sundays with you ❤️

  71. A lamp unto our feet and a light on to our path! God bless you!

  72. That’s wonderful I loved reading this.

  73. Thank you Tania. He is the light of the world!!! We need to hear more of this in our daily lives-perhaps if we do, we can get out of the “mess” that we have now.

  74. Great message this morning. I enjoyed reading it. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  75. Shirley Forester says:

    Yes, He is our light! So thankful for that light! ❤️🙏✨️

  76. “God sometimes puts us in the dark to show us He is the light.”
    John Blanchard

    May we all follow the Light so that our light may shine brightly to those that do not know Jesus.

  77. Beautiful post. Have a blessed day.

  78. Beautiful devotional! Thank you! Reminded me of Chris Tomlin’s song Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness, opened my eyes…”
    Gets me ready for worship with others today!

  79. Yes! I want my Light to go before me always. Thank you for sharing. God bless!

    1. Glenda Niehaus says:

      As I read your devotional this morning, I thought, “surely she is compiling these to use in a book”!) I hope you know you truly have a gift for clear, understandable teaching. And maybe you use it regularly in your church life already. Anyway, thank you for your Sunday messages. I look forward to them as I drink my coffee before getting ready for church. (I would buy the book for my small group ladies and friends!!)

      1. Glenda, thank you so much for these encouraging words. I can’t foresee me ever doing a book, but the Lord works in mysterious ways, so you never know. Lol!

  80. Janice Wehmann says:

    That was a wonderful story. Jesus is the light of the world. Thise who believes in Him will have everlasting life.
    In His Grace