Happy Friday, everyone!
I hope that this week has been an enjoyable one, and a great week to get into the Christmas spirit in what is now December!
Today is my first update post on The Light Reading Plan.
Tuesday’s passage was from John 1. It begun describing Jesus, but it was the last few verses that especially stuck out to me. “There was a man sent by God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not to light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.” (vs. 6-9)
In verses 7-9, John focuses more on LIGHT. And later in John 8: 12, Jesus says that He is “the light of the world”.
Light guides the way. Light gives sight. Light exposes darkness.
Jesus came to guide us. He came to give sight and rid us of our blindness. He came to expose our dark hearts.
Wednesday‘s passage was Psalm 36: 1-9. The psalms are full of prayers from a broken person who was still called “a man after God’s own heart” who repented of his sins.
The chapter begins with explaining wicked, sinful people and ends with saying that “with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.” (vs. 9)
Although it seems confusing, verse 9 means that we can only experience life through God, but that is only possible through God’s light that illuminates the world for His people (Isaiah 9:2).
On Thursday, we read from Job 33:23-28. I felt like this passage focused more on us as finite humans and God as infinite. The last verse explained that after true repentance, He saves us from the pit, and we will have light.
*I will include Friday’s summary in next week’s post since I plan to read it later!
I wanted to share this video with you since this month is all focused on light!
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness on them has light shone.” -Isaiah 9:2
*If you missed the few couple days of The Light Reading Plan, don’t worry! It is never to late to start!
Print off the plan if you want to join in!
Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy reading the full week!