New Apostolic Church USA

Light of the World | Week of December 28

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. (John 1:6-9)

*For this Advent season, the weekly email devotionals will focus on the names of Jesus Christ.

In Scripture, darkness often represents evil or uncertainty, whereas light symbolizes truth, goodness, and holiness. John uses this dichotomy in the opening verses of his Gospel, describing Jesus as the Light of the world (John 8:12). In Jesus, we see the truth of God – His love, His desire to be near us, His faithfulness. His light illuminates our true selves – where we are striving for righteousness and where we often fall short. This clear gaze at our sin does not push us away from the Light, but rather, He opens the path for repentance, grace, and forgiveness. We hope in our future and share this hope with others, reflecting the light of Christ through our acts of love.

Journal Prompt: What truths has Jesus brought to light in your life this year?

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