When you’re staying in an unfamiliar place, do you ever awaken in the night and get up without turning on the light? Next thing you know, you’re tripping over a suitcase or walking into a table. The last time that happened to me, it was so painful! But when you turn on the light, everything is clear.
A lot of folks are trying to make it through life in darkness–spiritual darkness–and much self-inflicted pain and unnecessary falls take place, because most people in the dark feel they’re doing just fine on their own.
But Jesus tells us He’s the light of the world. He means He is the enlightenment about God, man, and life. Without Him, we’re in the dark spiritually. We keep stumbling, falling, and feeling frustrated about it all. Hey, isn’t it time for some of you folks to turn on the light, really see God, and understand life? If you do, everything will make sense.