One Light Made a Difference

Have you stood in total darkness lately and seen the pitch blackness of it ?  The other night  we lost all overhead lights, and over half of the electrical plugs were not working. I stood there totally confounded as what to do next.  While reaching out into the darkness to avoid bumping into anything, I slowly moved throughout the house turning the light switches on to no avail. Still, total darkness!!!


After waking up my sweetheart, he and I stepped outside for him to check out the power box.  The contrast between inside my house and outside was amazing. The moon was about two-thirds full and filled the nighttime sky with its glowing brilliance. We have always enjoyed a moon lit night, but especially that night. That one light made all the difference!

I am reminded of when God created the heavens and the earth.  His word said:

“The earth was without form and void;  and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  And God said,  ‘Let there be light; and there was light.’  And God saw the light that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day,  and the darkness he called Night.“ (Genesis 1:2-5a)  

A few years ago, a friend and I were praying together. God began to show me the form of a man standing in total darkness. All I knew was that he was lost in that world of blackness. As the Lord led me to pray; a huge beam of light brightened up that darkness, and moved till it was overhead shining down upon that precious lost soul.

“For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6)

In Isaiah 42:6-7, &16, the Father placed a “call“ upon Jesus’ life, making Him a Light” to the world. He was to open the blind eyes, to release the prisoners, and to break all chains that held them captive in the dungeons of those prisons. He was to lead them in a new way, down a new path they had never known.

He was to totally turn the darkness into His Light” around them; and to make all crooked things straight in their lives.  There is a promise that comes with all of the above things that – He would do it and never forsake them.

I have watched as the Light of Jesus“ pierced the darkness in this dear ones’ heart and soul. I have watched the exchange of darkness for “Light,”  of blindness for “Eyes that can See,” and of prisons and its chains for “Freedom in Jesus, the Light.”  

The Light of Jesus“ made all the difference in his life. If you have never accepted Jesus, God’s only begotten Son to be your Savior and Lord, won’t you do it now?   Let His Light“ transform every area of your life. Let Him swing open your prison doors and set you  “FREE.”

It is just this simple, If you will confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with the heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with the mouth that you confess and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)

(The Lighthouse by the Heritage Singers)

Letting the “ Light of Jesus “ make a difference,

Tricia Cook

2 thoughts on “One Light Made a Difference

  1. Beth Brown

    God’s light is shining through this series of messages. Thank you ladies for your sacrifice of time to share His Word!!
    God bless you and yours, Trish

  2. Missy Fendley

    Wonderful reminder that we should always be a light for Jesus to others all the time!! You never know, we may be the only Jesus someone ever sees!!!!!


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