Jen Crawford, Olivet Evangelical Church

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Jesus said to the people, ”I am the light of the world. If you follow Me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” (John ch. 8 v 12)

Recently, I heard a comment on the radio about light being a more important feature of these Olympics than of any before. Certainly, the torch relay from all parts of our United Kingdom has captivated people’s attention and brought them together in their enthusiasm for this amazing event.

What would the opening ceremony have been without light? Imagine a life without light.

Recently, I read of a man who had lost his sight and was in despair of the darkness surrounding him.

He was given a guide dog to show him the way, and said that the dog had “changed his life”.

An extra special bond of love and trust had developed between man and dog. “He comes everywhere with me and makes me feel safe”....”He’s amazing and he’s saved me”....”He gives me a reason to get up in the morning”. A great story, indeed!

A popular, modern song about Jesus says “Light of the world, you stepped down into darkness, opened my eyes, let me see”.

This is an even greater story because it is about a unique man who is “the light of the world” and wants to give everyone who believes enough to receive, “the light of life”. Jesus can illuminate our lives and our pathway through life and even enable us to “shine” for Him.

The Olympic light spectacle will pass. Jesus’ light shines on and on