My office lamp has an energy saving bulb. When I flip the switch, light floods my dark office for about twenty seconds and then the bulb dims. Any bulb will save energy if it’s not giving off light. To be absolutely candid, I hate this bulb.
However, that crazy energy efficient bulb reminds me of this world. Before we come to Christ we think the things of this world are bright and shiny and wonderful. We are attracted to its beaming baubles and flashy trinkets. It’s hard not to turn our heads at the glint coming off a new car. Sparkling diamonds or other jewels hold our attention.
The material things of this world appear effulgent until we come to Christ. Suddenly, that which we were so certain was bright and brilliant dims in the light of the Lord. The bright lights the world offers are no match for the clear, pure light of Christ that shines in our darkness. Jesus said, “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness” (John 12:46).
The brightest lights of the world are still dark compared to the light of Christ. The Light of the world not only outshines the dull lamps of this world but also illuminates our path to the eternal God. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world” (John 9:5), and His light will never fade, dim or grow dark.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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