January 17, 2018
THE ETERNAL LIGHT
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” John 1: 1-5
Light: Something that makes things visible or affords illumination. All colours depend on light.
‘Light is required, necessary and essential for our planet to survive. Light is critical for plants to grow, for energy and for vision. Animals need light to see their prey. Light is critical for the maintenance of temperature, our body clock and rhythm.
When you think of light we think of the sun. Yet when we read today’s Scripture it gives us a whole new dimension; the Son is our light.
The Greek word for light in this passage is Phos which is light of the sun of the day. It’s original, the light Phos is never kindled and therefore it is never quenched.
This unquestionable light is the same in Revelation 22:5 in the new heaven and new earth where it says; “And there was not night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light.”
Light meaning the Greek “Photizo” related to Phos; to enlighten, to give light to in a spiritual sense, to instruct, to make, to see and understand.
So when Jesus says to you, “Follow Me”, you need not worry where He leads because He is the Source of light and He as the Revealer, Instructor and Teacher will make all things clear with understanding.
And though we walk in a world of dark, Jesus shines and is the focal point for us to live and to thrive.’ DF