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We learned in school that the sun is very essential to all life on earth. Without the sun, we would no energy to live, no plants to eat, no trees to give us oxygen or animals to roam. We would not have gravity to keep the earth in orbit. Without the sun, the earth would be dark and cold and life would quickly disappear. Just as the sun is critical to physical life on earth, Jesus Christ is critical for all life, including the spiritual. In fact, the Bible teaches that Jesus is the Word of God. He created all that exists, including the sun. The fact that our sun generates physical life on earth illustrates the profound truth Jesus’ uttered when He said, “I am the Light of the world.” By that, he means that those who believe and live by His teaching will not be walking in darkness. Just as the pillar of light guided ancient Israel through the wilderness to the Promised Land, so Jesus as the light of the world guides people to God. Here are Jesus’ words from John 8, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” When we follow Jesus Christ, He lights the path ahead of us so we can see how to live. The Bible records the truths Jesus taught. We cheat ourselves immensely when we fail to consult and follow this important guidebook.

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