Life and Light

John 1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

These words were recorded for posterity by the Apostle John. The only one of twelve to die a natural death.

The Word or Logos was with GOD in the beginning and is also GOD, the second part of the triune GOD.

In these first few verses we can find the eternal divinity of the Son or Word.
The Word was both with and is GOD and by Him all things were created. All things were made by and for Him, by Him all things continue to exist.
This entire universe exists because the Creator wills it to exist, yet the conscience of the living exists both in His will yet free to decide its own destiny either in obedience and love or disobedience and sin.

In the Word was life, in Him is found true love. That love & life was our example of who the Father is.
In His life we see the love of the Father toward humanity. In Him we see and find forgiveness and reconciliation.
Jesus willing gave His life as the final sacrifice for sin, Himself being the unblemished lamb of God.

What Christ Jesus came to earth to achieve can be seen by the world, as the only light in a world of complete darkness.
Yet mankind continually turns back into the darkness, turning their back to that one holy light.

Now as then, this old world is blind to who He was, but at times it is a willful blindness. People chose to remain in sin and still choose wickedness rather than righteousness.
They could not comprehend what they were not taught. Those entrusted with the knowledge of the coming light failed in their duties to teach the peoples properly.
Instead, being content in their own part and parcel those false teachers turned away from the people and tried facing the light, but only enough to get a glimpse and hating that which they saw.
They made themselves out to be the doorway to that light but turned away all that came willingly to find it.

So to help all of those who wanted to come to the light, He came. He came to give them life and light, the ability to live and to see.
He came to love, to comfort, to guide and to teach. He came to restore that which was lost, that being fellowship with the Father.

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