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Daily Worship


January 26 | Luke 8:16-18





by Judy Webb

Yesterday’s devotion addressed the seed as the Word of God, and explains how the soil the seed fell on is the heart of the hearer. Today we will dig into light and how this light creates clarity and responsibility.


No one, after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed but puts it on a stand so that those who enter may see the light. (Luke 8:16)

Have you ever experienced a light bulb moment when suddenly your worries or fears have a solution? A time when everything seemed clear to you and understanding which was so elusive only minutes ago, became visible and very doable?

One point made in today’s text is about light in our lives and how we can live and see God’s truth in his Word because we have embraced the light. Have you experienced an unexplainable clarity to a problem you have wrestled with for days, only to see or understand exactly what to do next?

There was a day when circumstances brought me to my knees. I felt deep sadness. Calling out to God I asked, “is this all there is for me, for my life?” At this moment when I finally turned to God, everything began to change. It became clear and I could see a path before me I needed to take. It was as if God put a light on the road in front of me and inserted an arrow indicating to me my next step. It was a long journey, but it started when I turned to him in my darkness.

This light brought me into God’s Presence and my testimony began to take shape. Have you had a similar experience? Has God presented you with a light on your dark world? Not hiding this light under a jar is a command to share our good news.

How might we share this light with others? We can use our life, our place of business, our neighborhood, as a pulpit for the Gospel. Let your life preach the truth for all to see. And then pray for God to shine his guiding light for others to see and follow.


Oh, Jesus, I want to walk in your light every day. I need to see the path in front of me and take it to the place your want me to be. The dark is a frightening place to walk. Lord I ask you to always shine your light in front of me and lead me every moment of the day. Amen.

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26 de jan.

Good morning, Judy. Yes, I have experienced the "light" that shined on a problem that did not seem to have a way to "fix" it. The problem was my sinful behavior and, not being familiar with the Gospel, I had no real insight to how to do away with the consequences of my sin. I knew my sins violated God's holiness. I came to a bible study at UALC in the early 1980's conducted by Luther Strommen. It was at that point I began to hear the truth of the salvation message offered me through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. I attended the Catholic church all my life and never heard this "GOOD NEWS". The light shine…


26 de jan.


I appreciate this encouragement to seek God’s light for direction in those moments of darkness. It reminds me of Psalm 36:9 “For with you is the fountain of life. In your light we see light.”

Once we see our path in the light of God, we can share that light with others. Thank you for sharing God’s light today.

Beth Voltmann

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