The Word: Life Light

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” (John 1:3-5)

John 1 reads like poetry in that you almost have to read every simple line two or three times to really get what it’s saying. John continues to make these giant claims about Jesus in very straightforward statements. From this passage, here’s what we know about him.

book2_3501) He is the Creator of all created things in the universe. (That includes us.)

2) Life is in him. He took part in igniting the spark of life – and he is the only path to eternal life.

3) His life is our light. Without him, we are in blind spiritual darkness.

4) His light is not hidden. It shines out for all to see.

5) The darkness cannot extinguish his light; it will never go out.

Think: Do you usually think of Jesus as the Creator? If not, how does that change your perception of him?

Pray: Thank God for sending the light into your darkness to give you real and eternal life with him.

Do: Make a list of 20 things that Jesus was involved in creating – things “made” by him at the beginning of time.