Light of the World
"I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." John 8:12
Deacon Stephen looked up at Heaven and saw the glory of God as stones battered the life from him. Pharisee Saul, who cheered Stephen’s death, looked up into Heaven on the Damascus Road, and was plunged into the darkness of blindness. One man looked into the Light and saw; the other gazed into the brilliance, and couldn’t see. Sometimes in His mercy God blinds us until we can really see, as in the case of Saul. And then we look into His Light and behold the glory of God, like Stephen.