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  • Writer's pictureKristina Trott

Jesus is the light of the world

John wrote profound words about Jesus being the light of the world: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind” (John 1:1-4).

When the light first dawned in creation, Jesus was there and He has continued to bring light into the darkness ever since. Since creation He has shone light on our flaws and brokenness and covered us with His light: “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world” (John 1:9). His was a light for every single person since the beginning of the world.

The light can only be seen, however, if you open your eyes! Whilever your eyes are closed you won’t see the light and you won’t see what that light can do for your flaws, brokenness, sickness and pain. If your mind is closed and your heart is centred on this old world, you will be tied to this world and all its wretchedness, suffering and despair.

John commented in the words of Isaiah that “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn - and I would heal them" (John 12:40). John clearly understood that it is a choice to open your eyes and understand so that you may become sons of light (v36) and be healed – a word that is primarily used to talk about physical healing, but is also applied to spiritual healing.

The power for salvation and healing in the name of Jesus is there for you to intelligently grab hold of and receive. Call Jesus your Lord and be redeemed and set free by the blood of Jesus. Seek Jesus with earnestness, sincerity and faith and understand what His broken body has done for you and receive your healing.

In summary, Paul spells it out very clearly: “For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment” (I Cor. 11:29-31).

All quotations are from the NIV.

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