“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.”
Often, Jesus’ life has a reputation of someone that came to give more rules and regulations as to how people should live. However nothing could be further from the truth. Jesus came to this world to show us what love truly is, how to re-align our attitudes and lifestyles to live as loved children of God and how to love others with the same love we are loved with. Jesus even went against the common teaching of His day to prove that point. In summary, Jesus came not to bring more religion but freedom from religion and a pathway to a relationship with God.
Moreover, it is the light that shone through Jesus’ words, deeds and character that broke the chains of darkness, shattered peoples pre-conceptions of what God looks like and demonstrated a greater power than had ever been seen through His wondrous miracles and teachings. Jesus did not come to sit back and have a nice life, but rather He came to show us God on Earth! He came truly to bring a light that can never be extinguished. So much so that even today, it the midst of what may seem like a darker world than that of Jesus’ time, even still, that light shines so much more brightly. Why? Because that light is in all believers who have accepted the love of Christ and are willing to be changed by His grace.
Let us remember that the light of the world came to bring life, and that life and light now lives in our hearts. Let us shine brightly before Him to bring glory to His Name and share His love and light with others. After all, His light can never be extinguished!!