I have come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. (John 12:46)
This world is dark as midnight; Jesus has come, that by faith we may
have light and may no longer sit in the gloom which covers all the rest
Whosoever is a very wide term: it means you and me. If we trust in
Jesus we shall no more sit in the dark shadow of death but shall enter
into the warm light of a day which shall never end. Why do we not come
out into the light at once?
A cloud may sometimes hover over us, but we shall not abide in darkness
if we believe in Jesus. He has come to give us broad daylight. Shall He
come in vain.' If we have faith we have the privilege of sunlight: let
us enjoy it. From the night of natural depravity, of ignorance, of
doubt, of despair, of sin, of dread, Jesus has come to set us free; and
all believers shall know that He no more comes in vain than the sun
rises and fails to scatter his heat and light.
Shake off thy depression, dear brother. Abide not in the dark, but
abide in the light. In Jesus is thy hope, thy joy, thy heaven, Look to
Him, to Him only, and thou shalt rejoice as the birds rejoice at
sunrise and as the angels rejoice before the throne.