Light Still Shines in Darkness
“And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
– John 1:5, NKJV
October 31, 2023. The one day when many in the world come together to celebrate a common cause — Halloween.
As I write, many are preparing to embark upon a night of activities such as – trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns and festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats. And though the innocence of fun may captivate some for 24 hours, let us all be reminded that the light of Christ still shines in the midst of darkness.
The Apostle John’s words at the beginning of this chapter are part of the prologue introducing this Gospel, highlighting the significance of Jesus Christ as the Word and the Light of the world. It conveys the idea that even though darkness exists in the world, the light of Christ will always prevail and overcome it.
As we read the text, verse 5 emerges as a beacon of truth. It highlights the stark contrast between light and darkness, serving as a symbolic representation of the eternal struggle between good and evil, truth and falsehood. And yet, the struggle is still real.
You see, from the Garden to the grave, Satan and the demonic forces of this world continuously tried to abort God’s plan for redemption. But to no avail, the plot failed, and Jesus triumphantly rose from the grave with all power in His hands.
To God be All the Glory!
In the tapestry of divine revelation, John 1:5 stands as a glorious thread, weaving together the eternal battle between light and darkness and the transformative power of Christ’s light. It serves as a powerful and timeless reminder, calling us all to actively seek and embody the light, allowing it to permeate every facet of our existence.
By embracing our role as bearers of Christ’s light, we can profoundly impact the world. Just as a single candle can illuminate a dark room, our acts of kindness and love have the power to bring warmth and hope to those struggling. We must remember that we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ, spreading His light wherever we go.
Thus, as we navigate the complexities of life, let us remember that by walking in the light, we not only find personal fulfillment and spiritual enlightenment but also become catalysts for positive change in our world.
Today, may the profound message of John 1:5 continue to guide and inspire us on our journey toward truth, love, and eternal salvation.
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