Darkness Gives Way

Posted on: September 7, 2014, by :

Recently working with a good friend, I was reminded of a passage that I love.  John 1:1-5 is one of the more theological passages of the New Testament as it adds a great deal of information about the person and godhood of Jesus. 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. – John 1:1-5 [ESV]

I was primarily reminded of the last verse.  Darkness has not, and will not overcome the Light of Jesus.  I can’t really even describe how this idea makes me feel.  Jesus has invaded the darkness of sin, and death, and that darkness cannot overcome His light!  We could beat around the bush about the symbolism, and try to make some contrasts within the created world, but the reassurance that I feel is directly linked to the fact that my sin has been overcome by Jesus’ blood. 

I am humbled to know that my ability to walk free from my own sin comes at the cost of the Son of the Most High God!

This revelation makes the Great Commission possible.  I can walk into the world each day knowing that I have been washed clean.  Bathed in the light of Christ.  And that the darkness that lurks within the world will not overcome me.  I am a righteous soldier in the army of God and I fight against an opponent who has enslaved those who do not yet know Jesus.  My fight is not against the enslaved, but against the deceiver who controls them.  I fight against the darkness to free those who would be taken by Satan. 

Jesus is my light, and I will shine that light into the darkest places. 


2 thoughts on “Darkness Gives Way

  1. As I was reading your blog I was reminded of a few verses. Isaiah 61: 1-3 :
    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a] 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

  2. Great word Krystle. Thank you for sharing that scripture. You are right. The Lord is in the business of making right what sin has made wrong. If we are wise, we will begin to long to be called an "Oak of Righteousness, planted for His glory," rather than loud voices that proclaim our own value. Even when we are the reason we hurt, He can heal us.

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