“In him was life, and that life was the light of men.”1
Jesus came to show us the light of God’s great love towards us.
His was the light that shone with compassion. He did not point an accusing finger nor did he condemn men and women.
Instead he made them keenly aware of the love of God that holds them close and tight in spite of all their sins and failures in life.
His light guided people to a change of heart and inspired them to move away from sinful living. He came to set people free from what held them in slavery and bondage.
His light made people aware of who God really is like. Not as One against them but as their Father in heaven who desired to forgive them and rebuild their lives!
In spite of shining God’s love in the lives of people, he was despised, hated and rejected. And while he who created light lay bleeding on the cross the sun stopped shining and darkness came over the whole land.2
But then his light burst forth with great joy when he rose up again alive from the dead. And he lives forever. And he upholds you each day in prayer before God and his throne of grace.
Therefore my friend you will find God merciful to you. And there is no darkness in your life where his light cannot break through and shine!
“But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap about like calves released from the stall (Malachi 4:2 Bible NIV 1984).”
1 John 1:4 Bible
1Luke 23:44, 45 Bible