The Word is life and light (John 1:4-5)

The Word who is the eternal, Creator God is also life and light. John continues,

“In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.”

In the eternal Word there is life. This is because the Word is both God and Creator. God is the source of all life. The Word is the only hope for man. He is the Light of men. And when the Word shines among men, such illumination cannot be hidden.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”

John has not yet identified him other than by his eternal, powerful nature: He is God, Creator, the source of life and light. And as divine light, his effect cannot be extinguished. Darkness cannot lessen or overpower him.

No matter what we face in this life, we are united to a God who cannot be overpowered.


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