Monday, September 26, 2011

1 John 1:5

This is the message that we have heard from Jesus and declare to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness-none at all!

In the presence of the Lord darkness and sin cannot stand. God is light – not a light or even the light, but light itself. He is everything that is true and pure, in him is true joy, and darkness cannot exist in His true presence. He is holy – absolutely perfect with no spot or blemish on His character.

John 1:4-5 describes Jesus as light: “In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” Jesus referred to himself in John 8:12 as “the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” This is the sum of the gospel; God is light, and that light has been made available to all who would seek it. Without this Light the world cannot be navigated. Without this Light anarchy, terror, and evil would reign universal. Without this light all would be lost. There would be no hope, no future.

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. -Plato

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