This Light of Mine

Jedi Master Yoda 

You  may not be able to read it, but there is a question written by Yoda’s head. It reads as follows: “Can one ray of light save the universe?” Below his head, the answer is written: “It depends on who is holding the light!”

Ponder this: The situation in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the last story in the Star Wars saga is this: Luke Skywalker is the by the bedside of aged Master Yoda, the most powerful Jedi to ever live. The whole universe is plotting the last war, and Skywalker is the newly trained Jedi Knight, prepared to take down the evil Emporer and the great Sith Lord Darth Vader, who in happier times was Luke’s father Anakin. Yoda, unable to hang on any longer, dies and becomes one with the Force. Luke then is the last of the Jedi, a lone candle in a universe smothered in darkness. Luke is the lone light, and the question asked is this: “Can one ray of light save the universe?”

Turns out the only Jedi alive was able to conqueror evil and shed rays of light into the darkness, but I ask the same question today. This question goes out into an increasingly dark world. An earth of wickedness, sin, and depravity. One by one the lights are winking out and the shadow of death grows. It seems that the dark tide of pluralism, post-modernism and secularism is choking out the light of Christianity, and true Jehovah worship. You, Christian, may find yourself the last ray of light, surrounded by darkness. So I ask you: “Can one ray of light save the universe?”

My answer and challenge is this: “It depends on who is holding the light!”

Jesus Christ, the Light from heaven called us the Light of the World. If you are sold out and dedicated to Him, your light will be able to shine unabated and He will help you repel the shadows of darkness.

“For you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness.” (I Thessalonians 5:5)

“The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” (Romans  13:12)

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14)

So there you have it. As a friend of mine says, “Go shake salt and shine light.” Your light can be enough to shatter the darkness completely. Sell out to God and go hardcore after the things of God. Believe me, you won’t regret it.

I haven’t yet.