Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
What is a tool utilized to find things in the dark? (SHIN)!
You are sound asleep, the phone rings. You blindly dash out of a soft warm comfortable bed in a room dominated by complete darkness. Your shin slams into a solid object causing a violent misery on what was moments ago, a blissful part of your leg. The lights come on but not before embellishing you with agonizing pain, You see, God’s forgiveness is real and personal. You should experience a feeling of joy and relief as you are given new life through His grace. Your mood should be one of praise and thanksgiving for what God has done for you. As David, Israel’s great king who himself was forgiven by God, says, “rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous, all you who are upright in heart.” (Psalm 32:11) Your heart has been made “upright” and “righteous” through God’s forgiving grace and cleansing power in his Son and the Holy Spirit. Your old heart that had been deadened by your sins has been replaced by a new heart that is vibrant and healthy through the indwelling presence of Jesus Christ in your life (see Colossians 2:13).
Darkness will no longer dominate your spiritual vision. The Light of the world our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, will keep your path free from obscurity and your SHIN will be saved from any future violent misery.