FC: LIGHT Written and Photographed by Kathy L. Dunkin
1: L I G H T By Kathy Dunkin | Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “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.” John 8:12 NLT
2: Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day" and the darkness "night." And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day. Genesis 1:2 - 5 NLT | Day
3: Night | Night
4: Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them mark off the seasons, days, and years. Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, 18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day. Genesis 1:14 - 19 NLT
5: AUTUMN | AUTUMN
8: Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your Presence, Lord. They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation. They exult in your righteousness. Psalm 89:15 - 16 NLT | hear the joyful call to worship | walk in the light of your Presence, Lord | Rejoice | His reputation | His righteousness
9: HIS Presence
10: Light shines on the godly, and joy on those whose hearts are right. May all who are godly rejoice in the Lord and praise His Holy name! Psalm 97:11 - 12 NLT | HOLY | LIGHT | JOY
12: PLUGGED IN | Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Ephesians 5:1 - 2 | Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Ephesians 5:1 - 2 | REFLECTING | SERVING
13: How do we get plugged into the Light? How do we stay connected? Our loving Lord loves us so much that He wants us to get plugged in and stay connected. He gave us many ways: Holy Spirit, His Word, His Example. His Church, Prayer, His Creation | How do we get plugged into the Light? How do we stay connected? Our loving Lord loves us so much that He wants us to get plugged in and stay connected. He gave us many ways: Holy Spirit, His Word, His Example. His Church, Prayer, His Creation
14: You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness. In Your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall. Psalm 18:28 - 29 NLT | Cancer | Divorce | Rejection | Abandonment | Financial Loss | Foreclosure | lights up | my darkness.
17: Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again: I will obey your righteous regulations. Psalm 119:105 = 106 NLT
18: The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Psalm 27:1 NLT | Health Relationship Language Finances Moral Choices
19: Why fear? Why tremble? Why not trust Him? His light is leading. It shines on our path and guides us. His fortress is protecting me. | His light shines through the dark clouds. | His light changes the clouds into beauty. | His light shines in the night.
20: “You are the light of the world— like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew 5:14 - 15 NLT
21: How do we keep our lamp shining? | “You are the light of the world— like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Matthew 5:14 - 15
22: “Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.... “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:22, 24 NLT
23: Happy? Sad? Empty? Peaceful? Light? Darkness?
24: The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:4 - 5 NLT
26: The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5 NLT | The lights are shining in the darkness of the tunnel.
27: Disney knows how to light up the dark. Some lights are plugged in a light source but others are reflecting the light.
28: For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this Light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this Light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. II Corinthians 4:5 - 7 NLT | ...We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake.
29: OUR POWER SOURCE | Our power source is our Lord. The closer we get to Him the stronger His light shines in us. Because we are fragile, we need to stay close by reading His Word, prayer, and spending time reflecting on His character and blessing.
30: What is your power source so that you can be the lamp on the hill and not under a bushel?
31: "Friends are Flowers that Never Fade"
32: REFLECTION | What are you seeing on the next page? Is that the quality of Jesus' reflection that people see when they are with you? Are they able to see Christ or just you?
34: REFLECTION | This is the real picture. It is a reflection of the sky in a river. The trees around the outside let you know what you are really viewing. | Ask yourself again: what do people see when they look at me? Do they see The Light or just me?
36: REFLECTION | These pictures are reflections of the lamps through a glass door. I thought that they would show just the lamp but instead we see the wall and items around the lamps. | When we reflect Christ, is this what happens? Is Christ a little blurry and is our life lit up too? | If so, what do others clearly see? Do they see Who Christ is? Does our whole life reflect His will?
37: For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:8 - 10 NLT
38: HE is the Light of the World
39: HIS Light Leads to Peace | Plugged In | Reflecting His Light | My desire is that people see Him in me.
40: Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “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.” John 8:12 NLT
41: FOLLOW | Light to Help Us See | IF...If...if you follow...