I used to live in the dark, caged by self-pity, insecurity, addiction, and sin, but Grace came into my life. Jesus Christ, in His love for me, unabashedly shone forth His glory in my life and flooded my world with His Light. He exposed everything to me as they were, and I am forever grateful.
It makes so much sense to me now why Jesus Christ said that He was the Light of the World. In my heart, right now, He was more than that. He was the Light of me, the Light of my life. I was lost and confused, but there came a time I asked Him for help, and I started receiving His love and grace. I felt like the sun had risen in my life and I started seeing things differently.
I saw self-pity differently. I realized that it was mere deception to make me look at myself through the lens of the world and the Enemy who would never care for my good, instead of the lens of the Cross. I saw my future differently. It was bright and beautiful because of Jesus Christ, regardless of my past and my sins. I saw myself differently. I was not my body or my mistakes or my status; I was a daughter of the King of kings. I was righteous, loved, precious, valued, forgiven, set apart, and blessed. I was as my Father in heaven says so.
These things are just a few of the things whose meanings have changed under the light of my Savior. It is wonderful to just wake up every morning and know that He is with you everyday to provide His light to your eyes as you encounter many things that used to confuse you. It is amazing to be walking in the Light as well as in the Truth, because the One who is both those things walks with you for every day of eternity.