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. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
A candle eventually burns until there is no more wax or wick. A log in the fireplace eventually turns in to embers. Some nights the stars are covered by clouds, and the sun may be dulled by the same. Light bulbs burn out. Electricity in our homes may be cut off by storm, snow, or a lack of ability to pay the bill.
Earthly light grows dim. Every light we see can be obstructed, or will eventually be snuffed out. But Jesus’ light never ends.
When the sun sets at 4:45pm - Jesus’ light still shines.
When ice snaps our electric cables - Jesus’ light still shines.
When clouds overtake the sky - Jesus’ light still shines.
When candles slowly burn away - Jesus’ light still shines.
Jesus’ light shines, and the darkness in our world cannot overcome that light! This is good news indeed. Praise God, the God of light!
Pray: Thank you for shining brightly. help me to do the same for you. Amen