When I was a child, I was afraid of the dark. I did not want to be left alone in the dark. Strange sounds and shadows in the dark scared me. I always felt better if I could turn on a light or if my parents were with me.
In the Bible, sin is often called darkness. There is a lot of sin in our world today. We may feel like we are living in the darkness of sin all the time. That can be a scary feeling.
In verse 1 of our Bible Reading today, David said, ?Lord, you are my Light and my Savior. I should not be afraid of anyone! The Lord is the place of safety for my life. So I will not be afraid of any person.? David said that God was his light.
In John 8:12b, Jesus said, ?I am the light of the world.? If we follow Jesus, we will not walk in the darkness of sin. And, if we belong to Jesus, we do not need to be afraid of sin.
When I was a child, I felt better with the lights turned on. In the same way, I feel better when Jesus? light is guiding me.