Posted by Jayce Ooi as Spiritual
Read John 1:1-5 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
Total darkness. I experienced it once when some adventurous friends of mine dragged me along when they went spelunking, or cave exploring. We hired a guide. Then we dressed in heavy work clothes with gloves, boots, and miners’ hats. Soon we were hiking deep into the cave, sometimes crawling on our stomachs through narrow passages.
Finally we stood in the middle of a huge cavern with icicle-shaped rock formations, a small stream, and bats. Our guide told us to sit down and turn off our lights. We thought our eyes would adjust to the darkness, but they didn’t. Eerily, even though we held our hands in front of our faces, we couldn’t see our fingers. When the guide finally turned on his light, we were at first blinded by the brightness. But then we felt a floor of relief. As we turned on our own lights, they seemed somehow to be more precious then before. We were so thankful to be able to see.
Before Jesus came into the world, mankind lived in darkness. The Lord’s blinding light caused many to be in anguish. Accustomed to their dark and evil ways, they were exposed by His pure light. But some were drawn to the light, experiencing a sense of relief mixed in with their remorse. They were to become light-bearers themselves, spreading the truth of Jesus to others. “But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God” (John 3:21).
More than 2,000 years ago, Jesus brought His pure light to earth. Although His followers are still being persecuted, tortured, and killed, His light continues to shine through them. Be a bearer of light to those around you. No matter how small, flickering, or humble your light, the darkness cannot overcome it. And others will find themselves drawn to that light-experiencing relief and gratitude that they too can finally see Jesus.
Responding – Who among my friends or family needs the light of Jesus?
Following – Jesus is the light of life.
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