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Be Drawn Toward the Light of God

Leave behind what is pulling you back, and come with outstretched arms to the calling Light.

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from John 1:8, ” He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. “

Background

You have no doubt become very acclimated to the GPS functionality of your smartphone, or at least the convenience of using a GPS device when driving in your car. But these innovations are not the new creations of our current generation. As far back as the 1920s, something called the Routefinder existed. This watch-sized navigator was worn on your wrist and consisted of paper maps and two little handles that needed to be scrolled to advance the map along the route you were taking. Ten years later, along came the Iter Avto, which was a navigator for the car. With this device, maps scrolled across a screen in relation to the speed of the car, but if the driver made a turn, he would have to load a new set of maps that pertained to the new direction he was heading. Not exactly the immediate screen refresh or the audible response from Siri that we have become accustomed to. And did you know that as far back as 1908 an inventor patented a miniature pigeon camera that used a timing mechanism to snap periodic photos of the scenery and landscape as the pigeons flew high above? As aviation quickly advanced, the potential of the pigeon cameras faded, but the military did develop a battery-powered device to use with pigeons for espionage and reconnaissance. And you thought Google was the first to photograph from up in the sky.

Application

These precursors to the technology that we enjoy today leave much to be desired. Clunky, impractical, and cumbersome, they were still necessary stops along the way to our modern conveniences. John was no precursor to Jesus the Christ. He was not a less advanced, weaker, or simplified version of our Savior. He was a forerunner, a teller of truth, pointing to the One who is truth, pleading for all who would hear to abandon their old, outdated, cumbersome objects of faith and paths to salvation, and come and follow Jesus. He bore witness to the light of Jesus. Should you be doing any less?

Charge

As we seek Him today, leave behind what is pulling you back, and come with outstretched arms to the calling Light.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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