Life and Light
In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
When Jesus came to a world that was in to darkness
and dead in its sin, He came as light and life. His light dispelled sin’s
darkness wherever He went, for the forces of evil could not withstand Him. The
life He brought was abundant and free, available to all who were dead in their
sin. (Eph. 2:1; John 10:10).
If you are a Christian, Jesus lives in you, and His
light is within you. Christians are called to dispel darkness (Eph. 5:11). The
light of Christ ought to shine so brightly through you that those practicing
darkness are uncomfortable when they are around you. The light within you
should dispel darkness from the lives of your friends, coworkers, and family
The fullness of life found in Christ dwells within
you as a Christian (Col. 1:27). The life that Jesus offers is available to
others through you. Don’t discount what you have to give to those who are
hurting. Christ’s life within you is more than sufficient to meet every human
need. When people encounter you, they encounter Christ within you. You do not
know all the answers, but you have Someone within you who does! You will not
carry the burden of the needs of others. Christ will. Be aware that just as
many resisted Jesus, so there will be those who resist the truth that you offer
(John 1:11). Be thankful, however, that God chooses to express Himself through
you, giving light and life to those around you.