TOPIC: HE IS OUR LIGHT
TEXT: JOHN 1:1-13
Physical light is very important for life on earth. Without it life will become almost impossible to live. This light gives vegetation life and by implication, all living things - especially human beings. Now, apply this to the spiritual sense in which Jesus is introduced as "in Him was life, and that life was the light of mankind" (vs. 4).
The light that gives both physical and eternal life is Jesus Christ and without Him nothing can exist now and in eternity. While physical light is available to all without partiality, the spiritual life that lasts forever, on the other hand, can only be accessed by faith in Jesus.
John clearly stated this: "Yet to all who receive Him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God - children not born of natural descent, nor human decision or husband's will, but born of God" (vs. 12-13). This is a mystery that only God in Jesus Christ can make possible for mere humans who come to Jesus by faith.
Have you experienced this light that gives life which lasts forever?
Thank You, dear God almighty, for the gift of life that You gave me through another gift of faith in Jesus Christ, Amen.