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Monday, January 02, 2017

The Light shined

John 1:10-18…

John the Baptist came to prepare the way, to proclaim the coming Messiah (Matthew 3:11 / John 3:25-30). But the world, including the Jews in particular, was and is blind to Jesus (cf. 2 Corinthians 4:4). They did not understand who He was. The world doesn’t recognize its Creator (cf. Romans 1:18-21), and the Jews did not recognize their Messiah (Mark 6:4 / Luke 4:28). It sounds like a sad beginning to the story.

Yet it is not the end of the story, because, in the midst of this general rejection, there are those who do indeed receive Jesus. These are the ones whom God has chosen. He calls His children to be born again, and they believe in Jesus (Romans 9:16 / Galatians 3:26 / Ephesians 2:8-9 / James 1:18 / 1 John 5:1). The light shines in their hearts.

There is enough theology, doctrine and devotion in this passage to last a lifetime. The Son of God became the Son of Man (Isaiah 7:14 / Micah 5:2 / Romans 1:3 / Galatians 4:4 / Philippians 2:5-7 / 1 Timothy 3:16 / Hebrews 2:14). The glory of God shown as the great light on earth (Titus 2:11-14 / 2 Peter 1:16-18 / 1 John 1:1-3). Jesus is fullness and gives us the grace we need (Ephesians 1:23, 3:19, 4:13 / Colossians 1:19, 2:9-10). Jesus gives us a look at the invisible and we can know God (John 14:7 / Colossians 1:15 / 1 Timothy 1:17 / Hebrews 1:3).

The light has shined. The question is will you see it?



At 5:17 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

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At 9:17 AM, Blogger MrsEvenSo... said...

Open our eyes & soften our hearts oh God.

At 12:05 AM, Blogger Even So... said...

Once again, amen!


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