LIGHT UP    

Everybody remembers hurricane "Ike" back in 2008. It came barreling down I-45, the Houston metro area dead in its path. A very destructive hurricane. The aftermath was chaotic and costly.  But there was an occurrence that I remember vividly to this day. As my husband and I were returning to our home the day after the storm late, our neighborhood was dark. In fact, all of south Texas had been hit hard. It was eerily dark. As we turned onto our street there was a lone light. I just stared at it. It was so welcoming. It was our front lawn gas light, shining brightly, as if it was saying, "You're home, you're safe".  I cannot express how it made me feel to see that light. 
       Jesus is that Light in our life. He tells us to follow it, it is a safe place, a saving place.  Jesus asks us to walk out of the darkness of this world into His Light. Once we are in His Light, we are to reflect it to the world.

John 8:12 - Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 

 Matthew 5:16 - In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that  they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

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He leadeth me beside still waters, He restoreth my soul.

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He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, 

 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that who ever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.     john 3:16