Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gospel of John 1:4,5

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”

In Jesus Christ is life.  It is not the life of this world. It is not the life that man is born with. The life of man is tainted. The life of man is cut off from God. It is in rebellion against God and will have nothing to do with Him. Man is an enemy of God (Rom 5:10) and will never seek Him out (Rom 3:11). He is bent on creating an image of God he can live with (false religions) or dismissing Him entirely (evolution). Man enjoys the blessings of creation but refuses to acknowledge a Creator. Advances in science have revealed astonishing complexities. The smallest cell is now visible through the microscope. Powerful telescopes continuously expand our knowledge of a vast universe. Both confirm the obvious. Creation points to a Creator. But man refuses to see Him.  Millions and millions of unique complex systems (e.g. the eye, the ear, blood... ) all working in perfect unison (a body) and how does man explain this wonder? It just happened by chance over billions of years from absolutely nothing. This is blindness. This is darkness.

But Christ came that man might have a new life, His life. It is a life that is received when one turns to Christ, trusting in Him (John 20:31) and when this life comes there is light! One born into Christ’s family can see! God is clearly the Great Designer, Christ is the Savior and the Bible is His revelation. His children grow spiritually as they read His Word. His ways become clear. Who He truly is becomes a passion. Light overcomes darkness. Understanding replaces blindness. Certainty replaces confusion. Christ gives life and in His life there is light. 

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