Scripture: John 1:1-5
“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 has not overcome it.”
In the beginning was the Word. In the beginning was God. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…He said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. All things were made through Him. Without Him was nothing. In Him was life. That life is the LIGHT of men. That light SHINES in the darkness. Yet, the darkness cannot overcome it.
That last phrase gives me such hope. When I feel darkness around me and have periods of darkness in my own life – times when I can’t feel God like I want to, times when I don’t see God like I want to – those times don’t mean that the darkness has overcome the light in my life. Those times are there to grow my faith and trust in Him. This reminder here in John tells me that the light of life is in me, I am His, therefore the darkness CANNOT overcome the light. Praise Him! Nothing I do, nothing I feel, no lies the enemy speaks…NONE of that can overcome the light in my heart and the light of Jesus in my life. Nothing can separate.
Lord God, I slip and fall so often…but nothing I do can take away the light of Jesus that You have placed in my life. You are light and You are light. In this fallen world sometimes I can’t see You. Sometimes prayers aren’t answered the way I want them to be answered. That doesn’t mean that You aren’t there. That means that You are growing my faith. You are asking me to believe You. The darkness has not overcome the light and for that, I am so thankful.
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