A Light That Shines

– Wednesday 4th week of Easter –

“I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” [John 12:46-47]

At times, we might feel as though we have no idea how something will happen or how we will make our way from a place we might feel stuck in. Hard things happen in this human world, sometimes very hard. But when Jesus says that he came to be a light in this world, he meant a light that shone and showed us the Father. That in His coming He reveals hope of a love that is outside of anything we know in humanity, a love that can only inspire imitation if we allow ourselves to believe and experience it.

When Jesus says that he came, not to judge the world, but to save it, did he really mean that He came so that no matter who we are, we might see His light in the darkness and experience relationship with God? And that by knowing and accepting love, we will then be able to go out, inspired to love others in as much of this way as we can? And is that not, in some way going to save the world for someone? Is the world so dark and complex, or have we simply forgotten how the Father loves?

by Melinda Henry

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