From Pastor Gary....
In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1: 4-5)
The sun brings light to the world. With light we can see. Light brings warmth to our lives. Without light there is no life. Darkness is the absence of light. Darkness and light cannot exist together. Light overcomes darkness. If you open the door of a dark closet, the darkness does not spill out, but the light shines in.
The Son is the light of men. Jesus, the Son of God, brings spiritual sight and the warmth of God’s love. He brings life. Jesus, the light of the world, dispels the darkness of spiritual blindness and sin. He overcomes death. Jesus brings to light the truth of the Gospel – the good news of the forgiveness of sin and eternal life through his death and resurrection. Through faith we have received His forgiveness and eternal life.
Thank you, Jesus for bringing the light of your love and forgiveness into a world of darkness. Amen.
Verse for today:
The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light,
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned. (Matthew 4:16)