Out of Darkness, Light Has Come
It all began with a light bulb.
Today we cannot imagine life without the ability to flick that switch.
The first thing we do when we get home at night in the dark is turn on the lights. In fact, many people intentionally leave lights on all day long if need be, so they will be able to see when they enter the door.
We value light.
If you had the choice to go back in time to live more simply, you might hesitate. You would greatly miss using electricity—and not just for appliances. Although even the ancient peoples of the world knew about electricity, no one harnessed it, and it was not extensively developed until the 1900s. Today everything depends on it: lighting, computers, communications, heating, commerce, entertainment, dining, and the list goes on.
If your power is out, you are not a happy camper.
And you would not choose to live that way if you could prevent it.
When Jesus explained His mission to Nicodemus in John 3, He used light as an analogy for Himself. In today’s language, He basically said this: “Look! Don’t you as a teacher understand the plan of God? Didn’t God say He would be a Light for His people? Well, I’m here now. His Light has come into the world, but some choose to reject Him! The judgment that will come later will be based on that choice! Will men choose darkness over the Light because what they are doing is evil and they don’t want anyone to see that? Or will they choose Me, so they can walk freely in the Light and everyone will see that they are Mine?”
Join me as we study the importance of this choice to follow the Light of the World together. May He shine through us to a lost world and show them the way.