Coming to the Light Part – 3

John 3:19-21 —–  And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.  But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

We experience light in an ecstatic way. It is either dark, or light, or some degree in between. For us, light is on and off, it is present or it is absent. And we look at light as some kind of static condition. Nothing, frankly, could be further from the truth.

Science defines light as luminous energy moving at a speed of 186,282 miles per second. It is considered as a wave.  This wave can hit the retina of the eye and when it does that, it makes things visible. Where there is light, we see. It is high-speed energy that hits the eye and makes things visible.

The same is applicable to the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is divine power in the spiritual realm, making things visible. When the Light, the spiritual light of Christ, hits the living soul, which would be equal to the open and functioning eye, everything is illuminated in the spiritual realm.

The Light, according to John, is none other than the life–that eternal life who is the Lord Jesus Christ–who is the Word that comes from God. He is the Word because in Him God speaks. He is the Life because through Him God gives life. He is the Light because by Him everything in the spiritual realm is illuminated.

Apart from Him, there is no word from God. Apart from Him there is no life. And apart from Him, there is no true understanding–all is darkness.

Why do we come towards this light of Christ?  Is it because we love the Light or do we want to receive something from this Light?

I came to the Light because I was told that Jesus could solve my problems. I had my doubts initially. A man who could not save Himself from the cross, how could He save me?

Then I read in the Book of Romans –  one man’s disobedience brought sin in the world therefore with one man’s obedience we were made righteous.

You and I win every match in our life through obedience and lose them through disobedience.

I understood that Jesus died on the cross for me and for my sins. Jesus did not die His death but died my death on the cross. After that understanding my mind changed – I stopped looking for healing and blessings and began to love Jesus.

Even though I came to the light with the wrong intention, when I tasted that love I began to walk in that love. My relationship is no longer based on what I can receive from God but on what He has already done for me.

If we base our relationship on what we receive from God, then that relationship will not be strong. On the other hand, if we base it on what Jesus has done on the cross for us, then it does not matter what happens to us, we will walk in love every day of our lives. Our focus will now be on the GIVER of the blessings and not solely on the BLESSINGS.


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