Jesus, Light Of The World

Today's post comes from Jean Matthew Hall of Encouraging Words for Writers. Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights (more on that tomorrow). So how fitting it is to share her poem today.

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (John 8:12 NKJV)

Jesus, Light of the World
by Jean Matthew Hall

Jesus, Light of the World
Beautiful Light
Radiant Light
Illuminate the dark corners of my life.

Jesus, Light of the World
Soothing Light
Healing Light
Bring comfort in the pain of my life.

Jesus, Light of the World
Energizing Light
Power-giving Light
Revive the fainting dreams of my life.

Jesus, Light of the World
Transforming Light
Miracle-making Light
Feed the multitudes with the broken pieces of my life.

As light refracts through chiseled stone
Magnify Your brilliance through me, Lord.
As light reflects off polished brass
Make each moment of my life a mirror for Your glory.

Jesus, Light of the World
Peaceful Light,
Hope-filled Light
Shine through my cracks and chips
To show others
True life
Found in You.



quietspirit said...

This is beautiful. It speaks of the pain we humans have in our life as well as the power of Jesus to heal our hearts.

Toyin O. said...

Lovely poem, Jesus is the light in every situation.

I just also want ot thank you for your visit and gracious comment. Have a blessed day

Jean said...

Thank you, ladies, for your kind comments.

Thanks, Susan, for the opportunity to post on your blog.

Merry Christmas!

Kim Kasch said...

It's a beautiful thing to walk in the light...

Linda A. said...


This was so lovely. Jesus is indeed the true life and the light.