My husband told me an interesting story that happened years ago when he lived in upstate NY. He, his father, and brother went to a horse auction where his father purchased four beautiful horses.
When they arrived home, they drove up to the barn, opened the door, and turned on the lights. Having set up the ramp for the horses to exit, they then opened the door of the truck. But, much to their surprise, instead of walking down the ramp to the barn, the horses leaped over everyone and took off into the dark of night!
Well, as you can imagine, everyone was quite upset, even the truck driver, as he had never before seen that happen.
What to do? Everyone was exhausted from the days’ activities and decided the best thing to do was go to bed and get some rest. Trying to corral runaway horses in the middle of the night didn’t seem like the better part of wisdom.
So, Jim’s father put out some oats, left the barn door open and the lights on, hoping the horses would find their way back.
In the morning, lo and behold, all four horses had returned, safe, sound, and content to be where they should be. They followed the light and found their way home.
So, what’s the lesson here? Jesus is the Word of God, the Son of God, the Light of the world, and the Bright and Morning Star. When we follow the Light of the world, Jesus, by following His Word, we too will arrive at the place we’re to be.
Even sunflowers follow the sun throughout the day. We follow the Son! There’s a message here for all to see. If you aren’t following Jesus, the Light of the world, the only other thing out there is darkness. Which will you follow?
John 8:12 (KJV)
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV)
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: