THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Jesus came into the world to bring "light" so that men would not have to live stumbling in the darkness of sin.
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.
Life has its beginning in God, for He IS LIFE!
Light is that by which we see.
Enter a dark room at night, and you may stumble over something.
But, turn on the light, and you can see objects which otherwise might be obstacles.
Christ is our "Light" because He alone can show us REAL LIFE!
REAL LIFE is ONLY found in a genuine and intimate relationship with God!
John has just told us (vs1-3) that "ALL things" were made by the WORD.
Man's body and life was made by the WORD.
Man's life comes from God.
And, Jesus is the "light of men." He SHOWS us life!
WITHOUT Christ we have no "light," only darkness!
Without Christ, all are "dead in trespasses and sins."
He is the One Who "quickens" us to have life with God!
And when Christ came into the world, He brought such light that the "darkness comprehended it not."
(Another word for "comprehended" is apprehend, or overtake.)
The darkness of man's sin could NOT envelope and quench the light of God in Jesus!
Think about it!
It's been almost 2,000 years since Jesus was crucified.
The world, and all the world's sin, has not put out that "Light!"
He is the LIGHT of REAL LIFE!
He is the revelation of man's opportunity to have God's forgiveness and eternal life!
Don't stumble in the darkness!
Get the "Light!"
Get the REAL LIFE!