Our scripture this morning is John 1:1-5.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created. In him was life, and the life was the light of mankind. And the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it.
Jesus was the instrument of creation, so it shouldn’t be surprising that God sent Jesus to be the salvation of the world. John writes “in Him was life, and the life was the light of mankind”. All our hope is in Him and by following the path He showed us we can be saved from our sin.
We can see that Jesus was in full relationship with the Father by the things He said and did, even sacrificing Himself on our behalf. He told us “no one has greater love than this – that one lays down his life for his friends” – John 15:13. While we may not be called to lay down our lives, we are invited to give our lives to Him that He may live in us.
The greatest joy of all is that “the light shines on in the darkness, but the darkness has not mastered it”. The enemy is ever present and ready for us to fail, but he cannot stand against Jesus Christ our Lord. Nothing can ever separate us from His love.
Gracious God, we are grateful to be called Your children and to walk with Jesus in faith. Bless us to carry the Good News everywhere. Amen.