The Light shines in the darkness!
There was the true Light which, coming
into the world, enlightens every man. John 1:9
This says something serious about our situation as human beings,
namely that the true Light must come to us from outside. And that
because it is not to be found within us! We are on the contrary in
darkness, as it points to some verse before our text: «The Light shines
in the darkness.» (v.5).
Many people push this aside immediately, and do not want to hear
such. Because in their ears it is a degradation of the human being, an
injustice towards it. One has made up ones mind, that the human being do
not need any so-called true light from outside, that it do not need to
be enlightened this way.
Then the serious reminder and warning from Jesus sounds - and it is
to be hoped that it will wake up somebody to consider, and start asking
questions: «Then watch out that the light in you
is not darkness!» (Luke 11:35).
There is accordingly a possibility that it is so!
Jesus met many such as these on His way. Yes, it showed, that most
of them He met was on that place, even if they for a long time could
follow Him in crowds, because of His miraculous works, and similar.
Verse 5 in John 1, which we just read the first part of, continues
also like this: «- and the darkness did not
The cross became the crossroads!
We read that this singular light now was
coming into the world,
John the Baptist was the one that came immediately before it and
proclaimed its coming, and with Jesus it was in the midst of them. And
with Jesus it is in the midst of us today!
When you sit down with the Word - either to read or to hear - do
you then seek confirmation of your own thoughts and meanings, or do you
comprehend the true Light that enlightens every man, because you have
acknowledged that it is only spiritual darkness in you?
It is not me that shall prove right, Lord, but you! That is a
believers acknowledgement and confession!
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