Seventh Day of Christmas – Light

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Isa. 26:1-92 Cor. 5:16-6:2John 8:12-19

The Seventh Day of Christmas we see Light.

Jesus is the Light of the World.  He reveals the fullness of humanity and the fullness of God.   He says himself, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”

And yet, this gets him in trouble with the Pharisees, who see him as a prophet speaking from a human perspective.  They declare, “You are testifying on your own behalf: your testimony is not valid.”

Part of the disconnect is that they are judging him from a human standard.  We understand Jesus as God, just as much as a prophet.

What this means for us in that from now on “we regard NO ONE from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view….So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see everything has become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:16-17)

How are we like light to others?  How well do you share the light?  As we follow the one true Light, are we blocking the light for others to see, or instead are we spreading and sharing the light?

What does it mean to have the light of life?  Burden?  Responsibility?  Freedom?

Let us do more than walk in the light – let us share the light and become the light for others.

-Matt

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