Have you ever flown over a city at night? When you look out your airplane window, you see the glow of a million lights illuminating the city far below. You can see streets and neighborhoods and city skylines. Everything burns bright orange against the backdrop of the dark earth as seen from thousands of feet up in the air.
However, if you fly over some areas of the world, you won’t see any lights. Just darkness. Sometimes there isn’t a city large enough to light up the night landscape. It’s also “spiritually dark” in this area of the world because the people don’t know anything about Jesus Christ, “the Light of the world.”
John 1 says that Jesus—the Word—is the true Light that came into the world. “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (1:4-5) John told us about Jesus, “the true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world” (1:9).
Whenever God's Word appears, light appears. Jesus said in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
As Christians learning about the Great Commission, we are committed to spreading the Good News about Jesus. Jesus also calls us to be lights in the world . . . just like those lights from the city below your airplane: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14). It is so dramatic! When we spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through ministries like FEBC, we share the Light of life!
We learned on the video today that the people in South Korea are discovering that you really can know Jesus and His life can turn dark lives into bright, shining examples of living, walking truth. People who sincerely are looking for answers—find them in Jesus.
The Great Commission is Jesus’ challenge to be a light in the darkness. When you make it possible for someone to hear the Good News through FEBC radio in their own heart language, you give them an opportunity they never had before—the opportunity to come into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the true Light of the world.
Think about that every time you fly at night and see the lights shining in the darkness.
1. Have you ever flown in a plane at night? What did you see below?
2. Have you ever lit a candle in a completely dark room? What happens? How is that like living for Jesus?
3. Today when we studied South Korea, we heard about people who don’t think they can believe there is a God because they can’t prove He exists.
4. What advice would you give them about looking for God?
5. What’s one thing you learned about FEBC’s work in South Korea today?