"The True Light"
by Pastor Kevin

December 1, 2021
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.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

John 1:4-9
Advent and Christmas are times of high expectation for enjoyment, connection, and happiness. Often it doesn’t live up to the hype and many people end up depressed, lonely, and hoping just to make it through.

As Christian people, we can help each other refocus our energies to be more reflective on what Jesus has done. Because of him we have great reasons for joy, hope, and generous love. Seeing and celebrating these truths is nurturing for our souls and grounds us no matter how we are feeling in this season.

There are many false lights that claim to fulfill our soulful yearnings and the sentimental consumer driven pop holiday is just one example. Here in John’s Gospel we read about one light that has come to give us life. The stifling, entombing darkness of worldliness and the priorities of the nations are addressed by the light and its power to give life to us. This light is described as the true light.

Jesus is the true light. That means that we see our whole life by him. How is your work being illuminated by Christ today? How are your time and interactions with others brightened by Jesus today? How does what the Savior accomplished shine into the disappointments, struggles, and hardships you face? Let’s meditate today on this simple call to belief, Jesus is the true light!

Our God and Father,
We give you praise that you sent your son Jesus as the true light into the world. We believe in his power to give us true life and new life. Shine in our hearts and forgive our sinful ways. Help us to approach this advent season eager to see more of your greatness and mercy and to extend your love to others. Amen
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