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Light in the Darkness

August 12, 2023

John 8:12
Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.

When I was in the military, there were many times when we would have to conduct our operations in complete darkness. We were not allowed to use light of any kind to see what we were doing. We called it “light discipline”. There were nights when it was so dark that we could not see our hands in front of our faces. Thankfully, we were issued a tool that would enable us to complete our missions in such a challenging environment. Night Vision Goggles. With these goggles on, we were able to see everything around us and operate as if it were daytime. 

That useful tool recalls what Jesus said in John 8:12. “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” Being surrounded by darkness can bring up many feelings. Fear, anxiety, frustration, even hopelessness to name a few. When we have Jesus in our hearts, we don’t have to live in that darkness. We can have the light of life and live our lives with even more peace and clarity than we had with night vision goggles on those dark nights. As you enjoy your special day, I pray that you have the light of life that is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. If you do, I pray that you will reflect that light to those around you who may still be lost in the darkness. God Bless.

Frank H

  ‘80 / ‘94  San Jose  Costa Rica

Doris Jean H

’44 / ’55 Manheim PA

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