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Jesus, the Light of the World (Poem)

Image of a lantern with a quote by Favour Olumese, “Jesus, the light that brought light to this dark world. The light in darkness.”
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Almost half a millennial,
But yet no light
In sight;

Men searching and longing;
Art thou Him spoken of
By the men of old?

They questioned
Whoever they reckoned
As the light bearer.

Finally, one day,
He came forth,
But they believed Him not;

What they had long searched for,
Stood before them,
But He seemed less than their perception could accept;

Can the son of a carpenter
Be He we are looking for?
By this simplicity were they blinded.

No prophet arises from Galilee;
Concluded they
In their hearts;

He can’t possibly be the light;
They agreed
Without any thoughts of their initial reference.

Crucify Him! They cried;
For claiming to be what He truly is,
Afraid He might unveil their dark ways.

Though they killed Him;
They lost
The war,

For before His death
He had infected others
With His light.

He is the light
That brought light
To this dark world.
The light in darkness.

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12, NIV).

“For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.” (Psalms 18:28, ESV).

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Favour Olumese

Favour Olumese

Favour Olumese is a lover of the creative use of words who utilises poetry & non-fiction to relate humanity and divinity in this ticking phase called life.

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