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HE IS THE LIGHT AND LIFE!

Last night we Indians were requested by our Prime Minister  to light up our home with divas and candles as a sign of solidarity and oneness

This made me think of the word light this evening!

The world is brighter, even cheerier, when there’s light. Maybe you have heard this comment before, “WOW! She can light up a room with her presence. It is almost as if she brought life into the place with her! This is how “light” can make us feel at times.

 Interestingly when I began to study John 1: 3-5, while my initial focus was directed on the word “light,” it became evident, very shortly, that in Scripture, there are repeated times when the reference to light is combined with the word life, just as John states when he wrote that “the light was the life.”

No where do we find more clarity than when God created this world, that was totally dark and without form and void, or as the Hebrew tells us “confusion, desolation, nothing, emptiness, undistinguishable ruin,” and when He brought light…He brought life, too. 

And then again, God Himself, came into human history, born of a virgin,  light confronted the darkness and new life was given to all who accept Him. 

But there’s even more to this amazing story for today, you and I look forward to a new day when light again ends the desolation, the emptiness, the ruin brought by the darkness of sin and we will live throughout eternity with the Lamb as our light.  No wonder this message is called the Gospel – the Good News!

 I have to tell you, when I think of the light bursting into the darkness of my world and giving me the gift of eternal life, I can tell you that there is nothing on this old planet that would keep me so enticed or would stop me from hearing these words: “I will be your God, and you shall be My daughter for all eternity” (Revelation 21: 7, ).

 And just to add a special touch to John’s words, he wanted to assure every child of the Kingdom, “the darkness has never overpowered or put it out or absorbed it” John 1: 5

 What a promise for each of us, sent directly to the heart of every struggling child of God The Light will never be put out by the darkness!  He is the Light and Life! He will never let you down!

 

Prema sunder Raj

 

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