“I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
My simple plea to you today, my friends, is to never let darkness overcome you. Walk in the light. Choose the higher path of happiness. Look up towards the Son, and let His love and His light brighten every step you take on your earthly journey.
I promise you, He is there. Jesus Christ is not only the light of the entire world, but the light of our own individual worlds. His light permeates what we may think to be even the darkest, most desolate corners of our souls. He is my emblem of light. He is the reason I have not fallen into darkness, and He is the reason that I will never, ever have to. Neither do you. If we choose to follow Him, we have His sure promise that we will never walk in the dark!
“There may be some among you who feel darkness encroaching upon you. You may feel burdened by worry, fear, or doubt. To you and to all of us, I repeat a wonderful and certain truth: God’s light is real. It is available to all! It gives life to all things. It has the power to soften the sting of the deepest wound. It can be a healing balm for the loneliness and sickness of our souls. In the furrows of despair, it can plant the seeds of a brighter hope. It can enlighten the deepest valleys of sorrow. It can illuminate the path before us and lead us through the darkest night into the promise of a new dawn. This is ‘the Spirit of Jesus Christ,’ which gives “light to every man that cometh into the world.” (Dieter F. Uchtdorf, The Hope of God’s Light)
So go forth, and spread sunshine!