2 Timothy 2:11 – Live With Him
May 24, 2014
Acts 15
May 26, 2014
2 Timothy 2:11 – Live With Him
May 24, 2014
Acts 15
May 26, 2014

John 1:4 – Life in Him

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John 1:4
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

This is a powerful statement. It reveals Jesus [Him] as the life. In the previous verses it reveals Jesus as the author of life in creation. His word spoke life into existence. He is the author of life on this earth as we know it. He came to the earth as a baby born through that creation of life. He came as the life-giver.

That life is also light. First of all, light is absolutely essential to life. The earth’s systems work through a process called photosynthesis. Like plants, humans and other animals depend on glucose as an energy source, but they are unable to produce it on their own and must rely ultimately on the glucose produced by plants. Moreover, the oxygen humans and other animals breathe is the oxygen released during photosynthesis Thus, virtually all life on earth, directly or indirectly, depends on photosynthesis as a source of food, energy, and oxygen, making it one of the most important biochemical processes known. Photosynthesis begins with light. Without light the process wouldn’t work.

Second, light is essential for sight. Have you been in total darkness before? We were in a cavern when the tour guide turned out the lights. In total darkness you can’t see anything, even your own nose. Can you imagine living in total darkness? To compensate we have invented artificial light, but it’s still light. Light allows us to explore the earth.

Jesus is both light and life. “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). Jesus came to a world in spiritual darkness. “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:5).

Because we are in Christ, we are also light to the world. “Ye are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). We have the life and light of Jesus within us. We are lights in the darkness. Because “in Him was life and the life was the light of men.”