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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome


I was 19, driving to Charlotte, and looked up and I saw the light and it was blue! My heart sank and I started crying. I was given a warning ticket but even after the patrolman left I was too upset to drive so I sat there trying to get myself together. I looked up and saw the light again - another blue light. Now I was in trouble for being parked on the side of the highway! It was the same patrolman and he was worried I had not pulled off. I told him I thought I was in trouble again. There is no feeling like looking up and seeing the light! It get's our attention and most of us learn from our mistakes!

In life when we "see the light" it is usually a wake up call where God gets our attention. It usually means it is time for us to make a change. Sometimes we need to look towards the light so our perspective will change. Instead of just seeing the darkness we start seeing light shining through. John 8: 12, "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

In today's world we have to move our focus from the problems to the problem Solver. From the dark to the Light! What we see as negative may be meant for good. We have to trust that God will work all things together for the good of those who love Him. Romans 8: 28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Darkness, in this world, can seem overwhelming but remember darkness is nothing but the absence of light. From the beginning of time, God has been the source of light both spiritually and literally. Genesis 12: 3, "Darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." If we stay connected to God we can shine His light. His light will shine from us in powerful ways that change the world.


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