One of my favorite activities is to go swimming. There is something so therapeutic about gliding through the water. It fills me with joy to chase the light beams in the water. Recently during one of my swims I was thinking about the intrinsic beauty of people who live their lives in the light. Their transparency and honesty are inspiring.
Those are the thoughts that rumbled through my head last night as I lit the finals of Hanukkah. My thoughts then turned to this final passage of scripture.
9-13 The Life-Light was the real thing:
Every person entering Life, He brings into Light.
He was in the world,
the world was there through him,
and yet the world didn’t even notice.
He came to His own people,
but they didn’t want Him.
But whoever did want Him,
who believed He was who He claimed
and would do what He said,
He made to be their true selves,
their child-of-God selves… (John 1:9-12 Message)
13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. (John 1:13 NLT)
Power filled words here,”Every person entering Life, He brings into light” Later in John 8:12 Jesus promises this:
“…Whoever follows me will…have the light of life” (John 8:12 ESV).
Can you think of a healthier, happier condition that being filled with God-given light? Living in this light means to live fearlessly, reflecting God’s presence in your life. Shining the wholeness and integrity that following God brings into our lives. John Piper says: “If God is light, and in him is no darkness at all, then he is the bright pathway to the fulfillment of all our deepest longings.”
As I transition from Hanukkah to Christmas, I am grateful for the provision of Jesus the Life-Light that completes my life. Through Him I am given purpose and meaning and I pray my life reflects the “Life-Light” within me.
Thanks for following my journey,