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Topic: light (05/24/04)

TITLE: Jesus Christ radiant Light
By Deborah Shepard


Jesus Christ radiant Light

In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:4 NIV)

In the scripture passages of (John 1:5-8 NIV) speak of Johnís account of being the witness of the true light. So that all man would believe in Jesus Christ. He himself was not the light but only the witness of the true light. The true light that gives light to every man, coming into the world. What an amazing account of Johnís witness of the true light. What an awesome experience John, must have been through to have been called, by the Lord, to be such a divine witness of the true light. Through these teachings of scripture pertaining to the true light. Give me a clearer view of the importance of this heavenly light.

Which shines upon the darkness of all mankind, to expose the nature of all human darkness within. So that these areas of life can be brought to light, and be called into heart and soul repentance, to allow the true heavenly light shine upon mankind. Iím so grateful to be basking, in this light of the Lord. Living in Alaska gives one a good contrast of light and darkness. This time of year our daylight hours will range between fifteen to twenty hours a day. When the light is so prevalent in the spring and summer, people are feeling more positive about life. Everything is constant motion gathering supplies for winter, visiting friends and family, planting of gardens, the affect of the long winterís darkness is not on everyoneís mind.

In my daily observance of daily life in Alaska, I see how things gradually start changing whenever thereís an over cast day. People spirits start getting into a very moody state. Itís because the lack of the light. Then whenever thereís a brilliant sunny day, everyone is uplifted and being active with lifeís activities. This is like when the true light of the Lord, is shining from within. The darkness is then dispelled within each oneís heart and soul. They are like vessels of light shining, upon all who are searching for the true light. This light is available for us all daily. I praise the Lord daily, for the blessings of this radiant and true light. In this scripture passage of (Isaiah 60:1 NIV) of ďThe Glory of ZionĒ.

ďArise, Shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord, Rises upon you. With this promise in life, I will truly know what light; I shall always depend upon to shine on my lifeís course. In the reading of this scripture passage of (Psalms 89:15 NIV), Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light, of your presence, O Lord. This gives me assurance that my life will be blessed in the acclaiming of the Lord. As long As I continue to walk reverently in his light, and remain faithfully in his presence daily. This makes complete sense to me on placing a lamp on the stand.

In the reading in scripture passage of (Luke 8: 16-17 NIV), No one lights a lamp and hides it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so those who come in can see the light. For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. Glory to be for the true light, which shines us all mankind. I pray my life be filled with the radiant light, of the Lord shining through me daily. To be a witness of the true light, to share with all who are in and around my life daily. This has been a wonderful journey on my spiritual lifeís quest for the true light.

Even though it is an overcast day, the brilliant sun is breaking through. Just as the true heavenly light of the Lord, shines upon all the earth. All of my days will be brighten, by the light of the Lord. So I will go forth this glorious day, and enjoy the light of our long Alaskan days. This next passage is so beautiful to me, in (Revelation 21:23 NIV) the city does not need sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives light, and the Lamb, is the lamp. God Bless.

Deborah A. Shepard

Member Comments
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L.M. Lee06/02/04
living in Alaska, you would certainly see the Light in a different way than most of us. Good points!
Lynne Gaunt06/04/04
I love that you pulled observations from your daily life to illustrate your point. You've got some incomplete sentences and awkward paragraph breaks. You might try reading this out loud to see where you could fine-tune it.
B Price06/05/04
Enjoyed reading, like how you pulled daily life light into GODly light. I had thought of writting a story like you did.. dark for a period of time, then light for that time again.
think you are the only one that done that too.
again enjoyed it.
Marcell Billinghurst06/07/04
A beautiful story about your life in Alaska, with potential as a devotional. God bless you as you continue to write.