The Light of the World

The Gospel of the Apostle John is a little different. First of all, John uses many metaphoric or even metaphysical descriptions. (Metaphysical – beyond the physical, observable universe.) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) That is metaphysical. John also used the word “light” extensively in his Gospel. If you read the verses in which John uses this word as if they were one passage, it tells the story of the purpose of Jesus coming to earth.

As I searched for the word “light” in the Gospel of John, I noticed that it suddenly stopped at John 12:46. I thought that I had overlooked something. However, I discovered that chapter 13 begins with, “the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world.” At Passover the Light was snuffed out . . . . temporarily.

Then the Beloved Apostle continues his theme of light in the epistle of First John, noting that the darkness is past.

“Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines. He that says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loves his brother abides in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. (First John 2:8-10)

The Light of the World was snuffed out on Passover. But our Heavenly Father raised the Lord Jesus from the dead. Jesus overcame death. We now have the blessing of Light. If you accept the free gift of Salvation offered by the Lord Jesus, you will no longer be in darkness but will have the Light in your life. Praise the name of Jesus, always!

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