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August 11, 2020 9 min
Lady V’s Devotional Episode  “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.”  “The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”  John 1:1-5, NLT  Devotional  When I was a child the darkness frightened me because I couldn’t see. I stumbled around in the dark as if I were blind. As soon as I’d find the light switch it was like I’d been saved from the creatures that lurked in the darkness.  As I got older, I faced another kind of darkness that a simple light switch couldn’t fix for me. The darkness of evil, which lurked around every corner; racism, injustice, hatred, bondage to sinful ways.This kind of darkness can only be  overcome by ‘The Light’—Jesus.  He is the Light of Love—the Word of God. Jesus is that LIGHT from the beginning. A beginning where everything made was created through Him. Sadly, not everyone has revelation of this yet. That is why those of us that know of Jesus must tell of His great Love and sacrifice for the world.  John the Baptist was born to tell about this Light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. John would tell about the LIGHT of the World—the true LIGHT, the long-awaited Savior of the world; the Son of God, the Creator of life and eternity.   He is fully God and fully human. His life is the light to all humanity. His love is greater than anyone could ever put into words. But—I still try. I can describe Jesus as ‘Love’ personified. A love that gave His life for those He loved.Jesus was and is the perfect sacrifice for a sinful world.   The truth is; I could not know how to love without first knowing Jesus who IS love. I didn’t realize how much God loved me until His Word became a part of my living, moving, and being.  Jesus can teach you how to love. You love your neighbor as—yourself! Do you love yourself? If so, then love on others, but if not, get to know Jesus—He’ll help you with that.  In all that Jesus embodies you learn how much God truly loves you. Then you can pass that love onto others.   And let’s face it, the world needs love. That love is God. He is that lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Jesus —the Word.  God’s WORD anchors you to the source of all that is good. I find Jesus when I read the Word of God. He IS the Word made human. His WORD carries power, strength, direction, peace, healing, revelation, grace, and truth.   And you’ll see what you couldn’t see before when stumbling in darkness. For those of us that follow Him, Jesus lights our path as we walk through life and difficult times. He changes one on the inside and begins to rearrange ones’ behaviors and desires. He opens our eyes to righteousness and purifies our hearts.  As a result, motives are now based around following His example by walking in love and the fruit of righteousness. Someone that cares for the lives of others.   Jesus Christ came to save!  There’s no valley too low that He will not come to find the loss. There’s no pit too dark that He can’t deliver you out of.   And if you are wondering , His Word says, if you seek Him you will find Him. There’s no person that seeks after Him that will get rejected. Jesus is waiting, watching, and calling; “Come, follow me.”   There’s forgiveness in His arms…That’s Amazing Grace!  I once was blind, but now I see.  I found Jesus, but really…He had already found me.  I was so deep in a pit of sinful darkness that I didn’t see a way out. But, God had other plans for me. God sent me a Savior.   So, in giving my life to Jesus, He shines so brightly in times of trouble. And when trouble shows up, I remember that I’m not alone.He has promised to deliver me out of my troubles.
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