The Light shines

Today’s Encouragement is John 1:5 ESV The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

The light shines –

This verse at the introduction of John’s book, is an ancient statement of current and eternal Truth.  Jesus IS the Light of the world! (John 8:12).

Jesus, the Light, shines in the darkness.  The darkness is real, it is always present (until He ends all darkness forever). And yet, even in this terrible darkness… The Light, Jesus, shines… and the darkness is powerless to overcome His Light!

My friends this world is truly dark… our current circumstances can seem overwhelming.  Death, depression, decay, addiction, confusion of identity, illnesses and suffering seem to surround us… and this is true! Even around us, as believers there is much darkness! This is the reality, the darkness which we live in…

But there is The Light!  And no darkness, no matter how black or bleak, within or without us, can overcome His Light!

Imagine with me for a moment, the darkness of Calvary.  Jesus had been crucified and the daylight became darkness… all the hopes of his disciples were crushed; they hung their heads in sorrow. The greatest man they’d ever known, the hope for everyone, the one who they thought would save everyone… had been cruelly tortured and mercilessly killed by the evil darkness.   And for three long dark days… all hope was trampled into the dust… or so it seemed.

Three days later, and every moment since…  

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”

Thank You Jesus for continuing to shine, to illuminate the darkness of this world!

Shine Jesus Shine

Maranatha Music

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