The Source of Life

The Source of Life

The Light of the World

The daylight is getting shorter and shorter, the darkness is all around us. This is the time of year when the Bible verses telling us that Jesus is the light for all people are even more precious. Or maybe it is easier to understand how much we need Jesus in the midst of all this darkness. Because of Christ the darkness will not have the last word.

In the beginning was the Word
    and the Word was with God
    and the Word was God.
The Word was with God in the beginning.
Everything came into being through the Word,
    and without the Word
    nothing came into being.
What came into being
    through the Word was life,
    and the life was the light for all people.
The light shines in the darkness,
    and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.
(John 1:1-5)

The sun provides nearly all the heat and light and other forms of energy necessary for life on our planet. We can’t travel to the sun, it’s both too hot and too far. But the light can travel to us. It is the same way with God. We can’t go to God, the source of light. Even Moses was denied to see God’s face. But,” the Lord said, “you can’t see my face because no one can see me and live.” (Exodus 33:20, CEB)

But God loves us so much! God did not want us to live spiritually in darkness and he wanted to communicate with us the way we could understand so he sent us Jesus to be the life and the light for us. God (the father of light) came to us in a limited form: Jesus (the light that came down from heaven). They are inseparable even though the light travels millions of miles to us. And Jesus the Light also brought the heat (The Holy Spirit) with him. God, the source of life, provides us everything we need for life everlasting.

A man named John was sent from God. He came as a witness to testify concerning the light, so that through him everyone would believe in the light. He himself wasn’t the light, but his mission was to testify concerning the light.

The true light that shines on all people
    was coming into the world.
The light was in the world,
    and the world came into being through the light,
        but the world didn’t recognize the light.
The light came to his own people,
    and his own people didn’t welcome him.
But those who did welcome him,
        those who believed in his name,
    he authorized to become God’s children,
         born not from blood
        nor from human desire or passion,
        but born from God.
The Word became flesh

    and made his home among us.
We have seen his glory,
    glory like that of a father’s only son,
        full of grace and truth.
(John 1:6-14, CEB)

Just think about it. God himself came to us! Immanuel! How wonderful it is to start thinking about preparing ourselves for Christmas. We have not been left alone into darkness. We are so loved and cherished by God Almighty. He took a human form to be able to communicate his will to us. Hence Jesus moved into our neighborhood. God went through all this trouble to save us. Are we ready to listen to him?

 

Gracious God,
We are in awe of your plan to be with us.
You truly are full of grace and truth.
Open our hearts and minds to your message.
Become our everything.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: How does God sustain your life?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you marvel God’s awesome plan to communicate with you.

Giving thanks today for
#921 God is the source of life and light
#922 God came to us because we can’t go to him
#922 God wants to communicate with us
#924 God seeks to know us
#925 God provides all we need and more
#926 God went through lots of trouble to save us
#927 the darkness will never extinguish the light
#928 God loves us more than we can ever know
#929 we need Jesus the Light of the world
#930 God is with us until the end of the world
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