Jesus Christ – Light of the World
“Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:4-5
God advertised Himself in Jesus. (The express image of the Father) Roman 3:25 God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to clear that world of sin. Having faith in him sets us in the clear. God decided on this course of action in full view of the public. The eternal Light colourfully displayed in Person for a short thirty-three years. At creation the resounding command “Let there be Light.” and there was light. God broke through to lighten the darkness. Centuries later Jesus appears on earth to shatter the gloom in human hearts, to dispel the darkness of godlessness and light the way to discovering God.
John 3:19 “This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God.”
God made the natural world of colour and beauty. He made it all. But, from the tragic moment of transgression in Eden’s paradise garden God chose to reveal Himself. Jesus the Light Bringer in authority contested over death and hell. Victorious He stands today and draws us into His Kingdom of light and truth. The choice of moving forward or drawing back ours as we progress in this process of recovery to become all that He is calling us to be, and discover all He has prepared for us.