Light of Salvation
“I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12
What welcoming words to one that has walked in darkness for most of her life. I came to love the dark, and I purposely shut out the light because I could not bear to see myself. The dark gave me comfort, so I could remain blind to my sins and hang on to my resentments of others without having to look at the real culprit. Myself. I didn't know Jesus then. I certainly didn't know myself. I followed no one. I walked around in the dark, so I couldn't see anyone, anyway. I prayed, but so much sin was in my heart there no room left for God. Then disaster struck. A terminal illness, the doctors said. The dark turned pitch black. Nowhere to run or hide. Stuck in the big black hole and with no way out, it seemed.
Suddenly, in the middle of the night, came this feeling, this enveloping warmth and a voice telling me to let go completely. There was no other option for me. I was facing death, and when that happens you have no choice but to give it all to God and pray. I mean pray with every fiber of your being. It’s just you and God and nothing or no one else. You pray or you just give up and die. I didn't die. Through this kind of adversity I had the opportunity to find my way to salvation. Jesus told me to live, and I lived. The dark hole turned to light, and Jesus brought me up and out and set my feet on a firm foundation. I began to see the light, and it was beautiful.
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