Life and Light

In Jesus was life that was the light of men – what does that mean? The next verse (see John 1) says that we (or at least the darkness) didn’t get it.

The next few verses tell us this:
1. the Light gives light to every (person).
2. Those who receive Him get the right to become the children of God.
3. The Word became flesh and lived among us.
4. The law came through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus.
5. No one has seen God, but Jesus was God in the flesh, a self-expression of God.

The Message says: What came into existence was Life, and the Life was Light to live by.

So here is the question – are we living Life, or are we just living? Do we have a clue what grace and truth came through Jesus, or are we busy trying to live by the law? Does it make a difference in my daily life that Jesus walked on this earth – God in the flesh? Or am I part of the darkness that just doesn’t get it? To those who received Him he gave the right become children of God – that is a starting point – I want to be a child of God. 1 John says that means I will obey His commands and that I will love others. This brings me back to grace and truth. What about you?


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