Light in Dark Places
Life, what is it, where did it come from, how is it sustained? Contrary to popular thinking, life has its origin in God. He is the maker of everything – the giver of life. When He made man, “He breathed into him and man became a living soul.”
If we want to talk about life, its origin and how it is sustained, Jesus should be at the center of that discussion. The scripture says, “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Everything, this world, human life, depends on Jesus for survival. “In Him we live and move and have our being.” Though most men do not recognize this, it still is the truth. Jesus is not only the sustainer of physical life he is also the giver and sustainer of spiritual life.
When he stepped out of eternity into time, into this dark and evil world, he was on a mission to lay his life down so that man might live again in newness of life, reconciled to God. By faith in his crucifixion and resurrection, he infuses us with spiritual life and that life inside of us illuminates our soul.
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life, the scripture says…
Man without Jesus lives in spiritual darkness. Man with Jesus lives in the fullness of life. That life is the light of man. Man cannot find his way in darkness, he needs light. By faith in Jesus, we find that light to blaze our way through this dark world.
The question is – do you have his light producing life?