Friday, June 26, 2015

John 1:4-5

John 1:4-5

Sarah K.

Here are some thoughts I had while reading John 1:4-5. I hope that these reflections inspire you reflect and be amazed at the wonderful truths God tells us in His Word. 

In God was life. Apart from him, and before him, everything else was death. We were all dying, every moment as “lived” and our souls were truly dead. What is death? Separation from God, without hope. But Christ alone could provide life because he was Go…just reach out to touch him, and you are no longer separated from God…ONLY with Jesus can we really “live.” 
John uses the metaphor of light shining in the darkness. When the whole world was in darkness (was darkness), Jesus was the only light…the kind you run to when you see it, because humanity needs light. Even children prefer light over darkness. But Jesus stood, even though the world was dark, and we rejected him time and again…and HE WAS NOT OVERCOME. HIS LIFE DID NOT END, and he continued to shine for lost, broken, crawling, decomposing, disgusting, dead, and dark humanity.  
With Jesus, we had hope for the first time. With Jesus, we could not only see the Light, walk in the Light, live in the Light, but be light ourselves. 

“In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:4-5. 


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