Jesus went unto the Mount of Olives, and early the next morning, the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery. They insisted that she should be stoned to death and asked what He thought (John 8:5).

The answer is found in verse seven: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” The men, convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one until all the accusers were gone. Jesus told her that she needed to “go and sin no more” (verse 11). She left, and He spoke that: “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (verse 12). We each have done wrong in our lives, and our sin must be forgiven so that we can pick back up and go forth with life again.

In John 8:21, Jesus said: “I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.” When any of us are in our sins, we cannot be renewed and set back into the right relationship with our Creator. Not until we yield our hearts back to the Lord can we be forgiven and restored in our life as a believer in Christ.

Psalm 119:105 tells us that “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” That “light of the world” in John 8:12 speaks to us about Jesus and how much we need His leadership. There is only a way to see Jesus through the “light holder.” We have to see the freedom through our hearts and lives. When we allow our lives to be opened to Christ, it becomes an all-new world. Psalm 119:130 says, “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”

How wonderful to know that Christ can and will come into our lives no matter how much of an IQ we may have. It is the word of God that can give us light. It will do so in our lives no matter what else might be occurring. Jesus is the living word.

John 1:3 tells us that: “All things were made by him; and without was not any thing made that was made.” Verse four says that “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” Then we find, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (verse five). The world back then, and certainly that exists today in our lives, “loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19). How sad it is for us to keep leaning over to our daily “sin tendencies.”

The written Word has come into the world, which sadly has not greatly received it as the way, the truth and the life. The written Word has been in the world since the day of Christ (over 1,950 years), but people seem to often reject and ridicule the truth.

Our nature is sadly against God’s Word. It is difficult to see why humans so often say “no” to what God offers to each and every one of us. Romans 10:13 holds out to us all that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” We will each one day find how glad we are to have Jesus be our Savior. We certainly do not have to be perfect, but rather to be born as a child of Christ and then to grow into Him.

There is a wonderful receiving into life the moment we are saved and come to receive Jesus seriously. John says in 12:36, “While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.” Let us not put Christ off. We need to give all we can to him down here, so that we can one day be with Him.

Being a working life is an answer to what faith we really needed. It is a point of God’s Word to always bring light and truth to us. We are told that the truth of God brings light (Genesis 1:3). Wherever He speaks, God sees the greatness for us He provides, and it is all wonderful and good!

Lidie H. Edmunds writes the words in 1891 for the song named “My Faith Has Found A Resting Place.” Her words are an encouragement:

“My faith has found a resting place,
Not in device nor creed;
I trust the Ever Living One,
His wounds for me shall plead.

“I need no other argument
I need no other plea
It is enough that Jesus died
And that He died for me.

“Enough for me that Jesus saves
This ends my fear and doubt.
A sinful soul, I come to Him,
He’ll never cast me out.

“I need no other argument
I need no other plea
It is enough that Jesus died
And that He died for me.”

We need nothing other than Christ. Amen!