Jesus is our Torch

By Dan Hetherington

Jesus is Lord! This we know. But sometimes we need to remind ourselves of this, and sometimes we need to be carried by others praying this over us, and our lives. Throughout the last week I have been chewing over a word from God, which I believe to be for us all. Simply put, I believe that the Lord wants to remind us all that He is our Torch! Wherever we choose to shine him darkness cannot stand! Wherever we choose to acknowledge the power and authority which he has given to us, that same power that each tree and flower was planned and made, and by which stars were flung into space.



“Jesus is Lord! Creation’s voice proclaims it,

for by his power each tree and flower was planned and made.

Jesus is Lord! The universe declares it;

Sun, moon and stars in heaven cry: Jesus is Lord.”


As disciples of Jesus, we have been given the greatest gift ever, life. Life that springs from lightness, from a grave not being able to hold our saviour, from the stone having been rolled away so that light could engross the tomb where once there was darkness. Jesus is our Torch! Where he has been and where he is going darkness does not stand a chance.


“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105)


Jesus referred to himself as “The Light of the World”, and said: “Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness.” I want to encourage us to pray this over our fellow disciples, to declare that we are not only followers of the LIGHT, but that we too hold the light, and that we all be courageous enough to turn the switch and allow that light to shine in, and overcome the darkness.