LIGHT // DARKNESS
There is great power in light.
Light Cleanses. It removes stains. White clothes that have been discolored can be made white again when placed under the sun. Its penetrating rays bleach out the stains. So it is with us. The dark grime of our lives is made white as fresh garments when exposed to the radiant light that is Jesus.
“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
Light also Illuminates. It pierces the darkness. In a world that is growing ever darker, the importance of light increases with each passing day. We are called to be lights in this darkening world, called to blaze forth like a city on the hill, where wayward travelers treading the shadowed paths might see a place of refuge and find shelter. But this light we are called to bring forth is not our own. Rather, it is the light we have in Jesus. The night sky is painted with millions of small lights, each burning on its own. These stars, beautiful as they are, fail to illuminate and bring sight to us here below. But the moon does. Having no light of its own, it reflects the radiance of the sun, and in doing so, brings enough light to see and walk. We followers of Christ, like the moon, have no light of our own. Our light comes from God, and like burnished mirrors, the closer we are to him, the brighter our light will shine.
“The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.”
— John 1:9–10
Come join us in seeking to better know and reflect the light of Christ through Musical worship and prayerful reflection based out of the book of John.
3.5.17 / 6pm / 4383 Nicholas (Omar Building)