I pass by this little church on my drive home from work in the evenings. I’ve never really noticed it much before. It was only when the dark winter nights began to set in earlier in the day that I saw the little window at the top illuminating a bright yellow light with a cross shining in the darkness. During the day you might pass by and not even know it was there. But at night, it shines brightly against the dark sky for everyone to see. My work commute takes me through winding country roads that are narrow and […]
Dayspring is an old word that means “dawn” or “morning”. It is not used in our language today, but you may be familiar with the Christian greeting card company that is named after it. The word is only mentioned twice in the Bible, once in the beginning and once near the birth of Christ, and only in the King James Version. Some of our words change meaning or become archaic over the years, so that is why it is necessary to have updated versions of the Bible with current meanings. You can see from the two translations below how the […]
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – Jesus (John 8:12) “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Sermon on the Mount, Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16) […]
In the book of Revelation, Jesus reveals himself to the Apostle John as the “Bright Morning Star”. “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright Morning Star.” (Revelation 22:16) Jesus is not just one of many stars, but the bright morning star, the one that outshines all the others. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12). […]
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About the Author
Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.