Continued from yesterday…
As the hour and a half conversation unfolded, it was made apparent what advantage the person who believes in Jesus has. And why I MUST share the Gospel. Jesus says in John 9:4-5 and later in John 12:35-36
We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world…The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.
Jesus was saying that part of his ministry on earth was to shed light in some pretty dark places. As it was in the ancient world,it is today – there are all sorts of misconceptions about who God is, what he does, and who he wants us to be and what he wants us to do.
While Jesus, God in the flesh, was on the earth he shed as much light as possible into these various arenas of life. Jesus said that by seeing what he does, and hearing what he says we are seeing and hearing from God himself, the Father himself. And furthermore, Jesus taught what humanity should put at the centerpiece of its thought: love for God and love for people.
The reason I care, the reason at the very core of my being that I hope to be sharing the Gospel with my last breath, word typed and action done, is because I believe that IN JESUS CHRIST GOD HAS SPOKEN TO ALL HUMANITY.
Jesus has made it clear. Jesus is the light in this dark world. Without Jesus the person of God and the duty of humanity are hopelessly lost in the dark.
grace and peace in Jesus