Our True Hope Day 20: Come and See the Light
Bible Reading: John 1:1-9
There is one central theme throughout all of scripture, and it’s not right and wrongs, its Jesus. God’s rescue plan for humanity through his beloved Son. As we read John 1 today, and celebrate the coming of Jesus, let us remember these extraordinary truths.
Jesus always existed. (John 1:2)
As we picture Jesus, lying in a manger, or in the loving arms of Mary and Joseph, we struggle to understand that Jesus always existed. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit dwelled together perfectly before anything was created. “Let Us make man in Our Image according to Our likeness,” it tells us in Genesis 1:26. The plural usage of the words proves the triune nature of God.
Jesus created everything. (John 1:3)
It is familiar and correct to celebrate that Jesus is our Savior during this Christmas time. To think that this small child would grow up and be crucified for our sake must always be remembered. But it is difficult to understand how this little child was also our creator. John 1:3 reminds us that all things were created by Him! This truth is then echoed in Colossians 1:
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16)
Jesus brings light into our lives, and darkness cannot overtake it. (John 1:5, 9)
Light is a representation of truth and understanding. When we dwell in darkness, there is no clarity and direction is lost. Where there is darkness, presumptions have to be made because of the lack of information. But when something has light cast upon it, information becomes clear. Where there was once was a lack of knowledge, the light comes forth and decisions can be made and direction can be discovered. Jesus is the Light of The World! He came to bring knowledge and truth about God and salvation. (John 9:5) In the same way, darkness cannot overtake it, the truth of the hope that he brings will never go away. Let us go to Jesus today, not only our Savior but our Creator. Let us allow him to cast light on our lives and direct our paths!