In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. (NIV) John 1:4 & 9
During Christmas time in America the lights are on. Decorations dot the landscape that are ablaze with light. As we approach our fourth week of advent, we anticipate the arrival of the Light of the World. And yet how many people are truly “a-light” with Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ is the Light of the World. Whoever follows Him “will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. (John 3:19-20)
Jesus said: “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” (John 12:46)
Jesus said: “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” (John 9:5)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; (John 11:25)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
Jesus said: “I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.” (John 6:47)
There is no greater love than the love we see in God sending His Son to become man. . . and to lay down His life for His friends, for us. In Jesus is life, and that life is the light of men. As Christmas approaches share that Light today with someone who is in the darkness.