Monday, June 3, 2019

Turn On The Light

By: Joanne Viola

I have always enjoyed a good commercial. They can bring laughter, and an exceptionally good one will be thought provoking.

Such is a virtual assistant commercial which has been in my thoughts since the first time viewed. It shows a young girl returning home from soccer a bit frustrated. In the middle of the night, the mom hears a thud against the house and arises to look out the window. She discovers her daughter practicing kicking goals and asks the virtual assistant to turn on the back yard light. Mom and daughter exchange a smile as the daughter resumes her practice.

Light. It brings a brightness, an illumination to every darkness, and every situation. Light ignites something within us – courage and determination – as it dispels the dark and shadows.

With God’s light, we are able to overcome:

"You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness. In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall." (Psalm 18:28-29, NLT)
God's light gives life:
"For you have rescued me from death, you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light." (Psalm 56:13, NLT)
God's light brings perspective and hope, guiding us through darkness:
"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path." (Psalm 119:105, NLT)
If life is pressing in around you, circumstances feeling dark and without hope, Jesus Himself offers this promise to you:
"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)
Jesus Himself comes alongside of us, shedding His Light, which cannot ever be dimmed.
With His Light,
comes perspective,
and guidance.


  1. Beautiful reminder, Jesus is the light. Revelations says that in the new earth there will be no need for the sun because we will have constant light. Many Thanks 8)

  2. Debra Jean, I thought of Revelation 21:23 as well and am so grateful you mentioned it!

  3. When the electricity goes out, true...such a scary thing at first until the candles are lit and flashlights found. The light is such a better world to live in, and having Jesus in the heart makes the world a brighter place. Great reminder post of his light in our life. Have a nice week.


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