What Jesus Did! 'You Don't Have to Stumble' — John 8:12

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."
— John 8:12 NLT

Key Thought

A night light is so helpful when you wake up in an otherwise dark room in the middle of the night. You don't have to stumble and fumble your way along in the darkness. Jesus comes to us, trapped as we are in a world of darkness and tells us that if we will look to him, we won't have to stumble and fumble our way along in life. In fact, not only will his light illuminate our path now, but his light will also lead us to life everlasting.

Today's Prayer

God Almighty, shine the light of Jesus into my life and help me make my way through this world of darkness without stumbling. Guide me away from any false light, and help me to find and follow Jesus' light. Use me to share that light with others so they can find their way home to you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Colossians 1:11-14
  • John 12:44-50
  • John 1:6-8

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Illustration of John 8:12 NLT — Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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