Thursday, January 3, 2013

John 1:1-5

Journal Prompt: Read John 1:1-5. Verse 4 says, “In him there was life, and that life was the light of all people.” Jesus came into the darkness – a world deep in sin. To a people deep in need of a savior. He brought life, and light, for us. How do you carry that torch for him today?  VIA - SpotLIGHT316

 John 1:1-5 (NKJV) 
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Light = Savoir

Jesus came to us when we needed Him most. Before Jesus, there was no 'buffer' from God's wraith. You were instructed how to live, to obey. If you did not...there was consequences. Such as with 1 Samuel 15 when the Lord rejected Saul as King. Saul did not follow the Lord's instructions.  (Before the celebration of Jesus's birth, Christmas, we were studying this chapter with our Pastor.) Saul suffered for what he had done.

Thankfully we have Jesus. He came just for each and everyone of us. For you. 

Matthew 1:21-23 (NKJV)
21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

I do try to be the light for others. As I learn more and more each day, it becomes easier. I want to be able to share His word with others. To show and explain God's love for everyone. To share you don't have to be perfect, to be a child of God. We are all sinners. To be forgiven is easy. Not to say that it is always have to make the right choices in everything you do. WWJD? We have all seen this....but do we really think about it each time we do something or say something? We should. Each time we open our mouths we should think about what God would think if He was standing next to us. Because He is. Each look. Each thought. If we strive to do this...we are working towards God. To show others what He can do for them. Do you think about 

1 John 2:6 (NKJV)
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.


  1. God gave us Jesus to light our way and now we are to be the light in the world today. I am afraid I don't always shine too when I am tired and cranky! I imagine Jesus being pretty tired and cranky as he was hanging on the cross. And yet he still offered love and grace. #nomoreexcuses

  2. I completely agree! When we are tired and had a "bad day" for what ever reasons we think .....Jesus didn't give up on us so we shouldn't give up on Him.