My devotion for today is based on 1 John 2:5-7, "This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the Light, as he is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin."
In the reading above, John explains what Jesus meant. Jesus is the Light of the world because he perfectly lived God's command, "Love your neighbor as yourself." He loved his neighbor so much that he gave up his life to pay for their sins, including yours and mine. This act of love brought Light into our dark world.
He says if we claim to be in Jesus' Light but don't love our brother or sister, then we are mistaken. On the other hand, when we love our brother or sister, we show Jesus genuinely enlightens us. In other words, to be in the Light as Jesus is in the Light means, we live a life of love. Or, as John puts it, "We love because (Jesus) first loved us."
Please pray with me: Jesus, you are the world's Light. Please help me to let your Light of love shine in my heart. Amen.