Friday, April 9, 2010

A Day without God is a Day without Light

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8:12)

Essentially Jesus' life was about bringing life to people. John 1:4 describes Jesus this way, "In him was life, and that life was the light of men." He brought life. This means he brought hope and restoration to a world of hopelessness and brokenness. He freed some from the prison of sickness, others from the loneliness of being an outcast or low class, and a few from the grips of death itself. By his teachings Jesus also freed people from ignorance concerning God, his kingdom, the meaning of obedience and the way of salvation. He also freed some from their sins by granting forgiveness. Most importantly, this life Jesus brings is rooted in his sacrificial act of offering himself on the cross to take away the guilt of sin. John declared, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" (Jn. 1:29). And Jesus says of himself, "For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many" (Mk 10:45).

Jesus came to display all the goodness of God through his caring acts toward people. He came teaching truth. He came to light our way to the Kingdom of God. Jesus is the light of the world.

Peace and love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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