No Longer in Darkness
In the days before Jesus’ crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection, he revealed some of the most defining truths we hold to today. Because of the fallen nature of mankind, there was a need for a savior. When Adam and Eve messed up in the Garden of Eden, darkness came into the world - destruction, anguish, pain, loss, etc., and this is why we still see such atrocities in the world today - why bad things happen to good people.
Jesus laid down his heavenly majesty and glory when he walked this earth as man. He felt the pain we felt, saw darkness we see today, experienced the world for what it was - Fallen. Dark. Harsh.
But Jesus was able to walk through all the temptations and allurement of this world and not fall prey to it. As a matter of fact, the scriptures say he lived a life without sin - an impossible feat that he accomplished! As his time neared, he said something amazing in John chapter 12 verse 46:
“I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes on me may not remain in darkness.”
Christ Jesus witnessed firsthand the darkness that swallowed the lives of mankind. The pain… agony… sickness… heartache… that everyone walked through - himself included!
But he didn’t decide to return to Heaven and leave us in darkness. Instead, he did something about it. He defeated it! With you in mind, he went to the cross and paid our debt! We can be free from the darkness of this world when we believe on him and let his light flood our lives!
“…whosoever believes on me may not remain in darkness.”
You are a “whosoever” and this applies to you - no matter your history or what you’ve done, Christ Jesus came to offer eternal life through Him and Him alone!
Prayer: Jesus, I choose to believe on you and what you have done for me. I know you came to this world to bring your light and truth - THE truth. I believe on you as my Lord and Savior, and give my life to you! In your name I pray, Amen”
Written by Josh Hopkins