I am the light of the world John 8:12
Spiritual message presented by Bev Baumann on April 6, 2022, at the Guild Board Meeting
Unknown to most, there is an amazing. activity that takes place every year. Something so gorgeous and yet perceived common. As a child, I was in awe of both their beautiful presence and punctuality as the Monarch Butterfly migrating from the U.S. and Canada feeding on the title plants along the way to Angangueyo. Mexico. Amazingly, they all congregate at the top of the same mountain each year with phenomenal punctuality around the first of November. They are so dense that you can actually hear the noise of their wings flapping when they take off to fly, and the trees literally bend from their combined weight. Researchers have tried to understand the Monarch’s ability to navigate this enormous distance with such precision. In a recent study, scientists painted the antennas of a sample group. Some had their antenna dipped in black paint and others received a clear coat of paint. It was discovered that those with clear paint were able to find their way, but those with black paint were blocked by the light from the sun and became disoriented and lost their way. I am reminded that we too are utterly dependent on the Son of God to direct our migration through life.
John 8:12 reads:
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.”