Comes the Light

2015.12.21

“In him was life, and that life was the light of men.”
(John 1:4)

Reflection:
The first words spoken by God into creation were “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3). Life began.
Now the Word spoken into the darkness of the sin-separated world – the Word that became flesh – was Light. New life began.

“The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.” (John 1:9)

Jesus is “the Light of the World.” (John 8:12). Without Him there is nothing but downward spiralling chaos. With Him there is everything – there is Life with its beauty, hope and joy.

Jesus is the Light that reveals. He reveals the darkness. He shines in the darkness illuminating everything and dispatching the dark to the edges of existence. He reveals what is good, pure, and holy – all that flourishes in His Light. He shows what is shameful and destructive – all that hides away from the Light and flourishes where it cannot be seen for what it is.

Jesus is the Light of revelation. He is the revelation of the Truth, the Beauty, the Love and the Grace of God. He is the revelation of Forgiveness and Cleansing, Hope and Healing, Relationship and Restoration, Life and Eternity. He is the Creative Majesty, the Laughing Intimacy and the Gentle Compassion of God. We need look no further,

“Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9)

Jesus is the Light of Direction. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. In Him is the only sure and certain Way to God, to the Truth and to Life itself. He is all and everything that we need and can desire. He is the Way to live out the Way of the Journey. He is the complete Truth and the expression of that Truth. And He is the Source and Sustainer of Life and the expression of everything that Life is meant to be.

Jesus is the Light of Certainty. He is the Light over the gate that is the entrance into the Kingdom of God. He is also the Gate itself (John 10:9). He is our focus, our destination and our sure and certain reward.

“In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” (John 14:2-3)

The great and glorious truth that still thrills and delights the hearts of His people is about to be celebrated,

“The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.” (John 1:9)

Reflection:
Look to the Light – and not the darkness

Prayer:

O Come Lord Jesus.

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