Thursday, September 27, 2012

Scripture Thursday ~ Light of the World

I am the light of the world.
He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness,
but have the light of life. 
John 8:12b (NKJV)

I love to photograph God’s creation and usually my camera isn’t far from me.  Living in Maine, there is ample opportunity for beautiful photos.  One particular day I was visiting a cottage by the sea as the sun was going down.  I didn’t have my camera with me, but remembered I could use my phone to take pictures.


Breaking all the rules of photography, I pointed the phone directly towards the sun and started clicking.  I didn’t look at the pictures until later and when I saw the one below, I gasped. 


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I’m not sure what you see in it, but I see Jesus as the light of the world, and thought right away of John 8:12, today’s verse.   Others have said they see a cross.  Either way this photo of God’s creation is a reminder that HE is indeed the LIGHT OF THE WORLD.  

You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.   Matthew 5:14 (NKJV)

In heaven there is no need for light.


There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.  Revelation 22:5 (NKJV)



The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.  Revelation 22:23 (NKJV)

God refers to His word, the Bible as a light that guides us.   Another photo below that was a gift from God.  My husband taking in some of God's awesomeness with a path of light before him. 

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.  Psalm 119:105




The reason I have “Scripture Thursday” each week is to bring more awareness to the wonderful promises God has for us in his Word.
The Bible is the best self-help book you could ever read. 
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I can’t imagine my life without the Lord.  He’s been there for me time and time again.  He’s my rock, my fortress, my all in all.  If you’d like to know more about what God can do for you in your life, Proverbs 31 Ministries explains it well here: Do You Know Jesus?

I’ve written quite a few “Scripture Thursday” posts now, and they often get buried in my blog never to be seen again unless someone goes on a search.   I’ve had the idea for awhile now to put them all in one place on a blog page. 

So…. Drum roll…….

I’m VERY excited to show you the new page.  Which can be found at the top of my blog page or by clicking below.

SCRIPTURE THURSDAY  

I’m still working at getting all my posts added but here is a good number of them in order from newest – oldest.  If you’re new to my blog, you may want to look through the titles and see what jumps out at you to read.  

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This post is linked to: Word Art Wednesday,   Monday Musings, Deep Roots at Home, Fellowship Fridays ,   Titus Tuesdays, Hearts4Home Whatever you want Wednesday Faith Filled Friday  Wholehearted Home

20 comments:

Jonia said...

Wow Abby what awesome photos and girl how true is your devotion today. The bible is our light in today's world and without it how can we illuminate the light of Christ in our lives. Thanks so much for sharing your heart each Thursday!

Vee said...

What a great idea to catalog all your posts into one page! That will be a big help to many.

Both of these photos are beautiful reminders of some powerful truths of God. I think they are fantastic. I see a figure in the first and the path across the water in the second is beautiful as well.

Vee said...

Had to return to tell you that it is a beautiful page. Very user friendly! Probably the best I've seen. Thanks so much.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Isn't it wonderful when something turns up like that in a photo? I see Jesus walking on the water toward you. I bet he is smiling. :)

Thanks for sharing these words of life today.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Shoregirl said...

Oh Abby, I love your new Scripture Thursday page! It's organized so well...lots of good reading there!

marie said...

Hi Abby,
I love your photos today...perfect for John 8:12. Don't you just love when a photo "speaks out" so clearly!

What a great idea to gather your "Scripture Thursdays" together...and what a wonderful resource for all of us! Thank you!

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!!!!!!! Thanks for your encouraging words!!!!!!! :)

Elisabetta Morchio said...

Hello Abby, the photo with the sea is very beautiful and I seem to see a beautiful angel, always at our side. My daughter Matilde really like to think of having always near one, since she was born, and every night he says his favorite prayer to read: The Guardian Angel.
I really appreciate your blog, which I read with infinite pleasure.
Greetings from Sicily sun-drenched and ... light.
Elli

MaxineD said...

Wonderful photography Abby - God is so good!! thank you for sharing .
Blessings,
Maxine

Karen Letchworth said...

It's always such a refreshing treat to find your entry, and to come visit your lovely blog. I love hearing your encouraging words of love and hope, and appreciate having you faithfully share them in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. You keep me grounded each week, and help me find the sweet encouragement I need. Thanks SO MUCH, Abby, for being that constant in my life. You are SUCH a blessing!

I wanted to mention that I helped someone start a new blog. Her name is Carole, and she is a lovely sister in the Lord. If you get a chance and can stop by to encourage her, I'm sure it would be a blessing to her. Her blog is:
www.lavendargrace.blogspot.com

Thanks again for blessing my week with your lovely art, words and scripture. You are a gift from God, and I praise Him for you!

Blessings,
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Pam said...

Awesome photos Abby. That first one is amazing! I love that you now have the Scripture Thursdays on their own page. Very nice to browse there! Have a wonderful day.

Pamelyn said...

YES! Thank you so much for the work you put into the Scripture Thursday page! Always so uplifting. What is so amazing about your photos is that they probably speak to each person in a different way. You are a Blessing!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Oh yes! That is me, too... living in Montana, my camera goes all the time! And I ADORE pointing my camera... and living my life in the LIGHT of His Salvation! Beautiful pics! Loved being here!

Granggie said...

That is incredible...Jesus, the Light of the World! That's what it looks like!

Noelle the dreamer said...

A stunning photo Abby especially when done just with a cellphone camera! I love the idea of the cottage so close to the water! Do you have anymore photos of it to share?
Keep up with the inspiration and thank you for sharing!
God bless,

Nita Brainard said...

Beutiful!

Jo Ann said...

Such wonderful photography and what I see in that picture is the white robe that Jesus is wearing, so bright and beaming with radiance. I am so blessed! We really have the blessed assurance that He has made us more than conquerors in Him so, we continue to good fight of faith and share the light of God's Word to the darkened world. Thank you for blessing us with your art this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Judith said...

These are beautiful photos, Abby!! What beauty in God's creation captured on your camera. I love the verses you chose. And your vintage artwork, and just everything. Your blog is a real uplift to my day. Thank you for sharing over at WholeHearted Home Wednesdays. I hope to see you again this coming week.

morgan said...

i found your blog via unveiled wife!
the picture turned out very nicely.
looking forward to future posts!

GCgirl said...

Sorry I have been negligent to visit your blog you are such a blessing! Justin and I were JUST discussing what it would be like to live in the light of Jesus with no more need for sunlight...our God is amazing! :0)