Among the best things about the Christmas season are the beautiful lights that are used to decorate the homes and trees of our city. But the Light that lies at the heart of the season is the light of life brought into the darkness of this sin-intoxicated world by Jesus Christ.
In John 1:6-13 John carries on the theme of “light and life” introduced in vs. 5. And while the “light” entered the world in dramatic fashion through the life and work of Jesus, astoundingly most couldn’t see it! This is at the core of John’s message. The light shines brightly, inundating everyone with its light, and yet most are unable to see it.
Today the situation is no different. The message of Jesus Christ - God the Son! – shines brightly in the pages of Scripture and in the voice of the Church. Yet only as the Spirit brings about a spiritual birth are we enabled to cast off our blindness, understand God’s truth, and entrust our very lives into His loving arms