“For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.” (Psalms 36:9)
The fountain of life is no doubt the same as the living water which Jesus offered to the woman at the well. Jesus called it the “…spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14b) To begin with, God gives us life, and for that, we should be thankful but if we drink from the fountain that Jesus represents that physical life we received can become eternal life.
God grants life and sustains that life allowing us to turn to Him and receive life everlasting. It was always God’s plan for man. Eternal life is God’s gift, but man must receive it. Drinking from Jacob’s well, which preserved physical life, is no comparison to the well that is Jesus. The important thing to take from the first half of this verse is that God is the source of life. He is the source of both physical and spiritual life. The first is granted to everyone but the second is only given to those who come to Jesus.
God is also the source of light. He is life, and He is light. In a sense, these are one and the same. Without God, there is only darkness whether we speak physically or spiritually. Those who walk without God walk in darkness and before the Light came to earth, mankind was in spiritual darkness. Jesus came to bring light to the world. Like God, He is the life and light of the world. So, we are told, “those in darkness saw a great light.”
God illustrated that to the world when His son took on the sins of the world, and God turned away. The whole earth turned dark. Without God, there is no light, but in Christ, there is eternal light. No need for us to be in darkness because in God’s light we can see the true light which brings light to everyman.
Task for Today: Seek a life in the light. Accept Jesus’ offer of living water, a deep spring of life itself. Move from the darkness of the world by living in the light of Christ. Let Him be your life and light. The world offers you death and darkness, but God offers you life and light. Choose wisely.