LIGHT - Drawn to Life by the Irresistible Light

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Drawn to Life by the Irresistible Light


Many species of sea turtles are endangered. This is not because of predators, humans, or pollution; it is because of increased artificial light along the coast. God created sea turtles to be born at a full moon. When the turtles hatch, the moonlight guides them to their natural habitat—the ocean. Life for a sea turtle is in the water.


Researchers were amazed to find tiny sea turtles dead at the end of zigzag trails between the full moon’s lighted-path and the artificial light streaming from beach houses, lights, and traffic. Being distracted by the artificial light drew the sea turtles to their death.


This plan based on the 2GO LIGHT Bible study will draw you to the irresistible light of Jesus. “I am the light of the world…the light that leads to life” (John 8:12). It will also draw you to His Word—“My Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path” (Psalm 119:105) and empower you to be Christ’s lights in a dark world “You are the lights of the world ... shine for all to see” (Matthew 5:14,16). 


The same passage of Scripture is used for five days. Each day poses a new set of questions. The repeated reading of and searching through the Scripture allows the Holy Spirit to reveal deeper meaning and insight into the passage. Daily as you read, pray, and apply God’s Word to your life, you will be better equipped to detect the enemy’s artificial lights, remain on God’s lighted-path, and shine brightly for Christ in your home and community.  


This plan can be used individually or in a small group for discussion. Invite others to join you and record your answers in the “Talk It Over” section. 


Consider these questions as you read the Scripture and pray for understanding. 


Based on this passage, how would you describe Jesus? 


What did you learn about Jesus through what He says and does?