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One Match

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:5, NIV

Holly was on an adventure trip with her mother. Her mother had a love for traveling and discovering new things. As a birthday gift to her, Holly had booked an adventure that allowed the two of them to explore old caves.

The tour guide led their group of twenty into the caves. Then he invited everyone to sit down and shut off the lights. Although Holly could hear the people around her, she couldn’t see anything. She was surprised by how dark and bleak the world seemed inside the cave.

Then the tour guide pulled a match out of his pocket. He flicked it against a nearby rock, and the entire cave seemed to light up.

Many people live in darkness, and you may think there’s nothing you can do to help them. But don’t give into despair or just accept the darkness. The tour guide proved that just one match could illuminate a whole cave. The hope you have in Christ Jesus can brighten the path for those in need of light and help them find their way to the Cross.


Lord, when I see others that are stumbling and in need of guidance, help me to shine brightly. Let me be a light that leads others to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

November 17 Devotional

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