I want to suggest that there are at least three ways in which we can make sense of the title of this devotional, “His Might brings Light.” In fact, we will see that Jesus’ might brings light, light and light.

The first is quite literal. We can actually see things in this world with our eyes because his might has created light. John 1:3 tells us that “Through [Jesus, the “word,”] all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” In other words, Jesus is both the one who spoke and what was spoken when God said, “Let there be light.” His might brings light. Colossians 1:16-17 takes it a step further and tells us that all things “visible and invisible” were created by Jesus and that he continues to “hold together” all things. In other words, His might brought life and it continues to bring light.

The second way that we can understand this title is a bit more metaphorically. His might brings light to my heart and to the world. This is the way that John uses the word “light” in 1 John 1:5, when he says, “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” He is not suggesting that God is hard to look at like the sun. He is suggesting that God is the source of all that shines the light of truth on our world. In scripture, “light” is a metaphor for wisdom and knowledge. This is the way that the psalmist uses the concept in Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” It is by the might of God’s words to us in scripture that we are able to see reality. His might brings light.

But finally, the third way that we can understand this title is by noticing that the title still makes sense when we use it with another definition of the word light. Light is something that shines, but it is also something that doesn’t weigh much. Therefore, when Jesus says, “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30), he is telling us that “His might brings light.” By his might, because of what he does for us on the cross, the burden that we need to carry is light!

So, to put it all together, His might brings the light through which we see, it brings the light by which we know, and it brings lightness to our souls because our burden is lessened. Praise the Lord for our Mighty God!

Josh Rose
Discipleship Pastor

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