Seeing Jesus

Scripture reading

He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

–John 1:2-4

Thought of the Day

I love our scripture for today. I love the way John begins his Gospel, his good news about Jesus. He tells us that Jesus was with God from the get go. He reminds us that all things were made by Him. He affirms to us that Jesus is the giver of life and light and love and all things.

Do you know why I like this scripture so much? It is because sometimes we forget that Jesus is the light of the world. We forget because sometimes our world seems pretty dark. Times are tough. Times seem hopeless. Things seem ugly. We are blinded by the things that surround us.

Don’t worry, there is some good news for us. Confucius once wrote “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Even though we see darkness, and things are tough and hope seems far away, and beauty is hard to see, there is some good news for us all. You see, Jesus was with God from the beginning. Through Him all things were made. In Jesus is life and that life is the light of men and women and youth and children and babies. Never forget the good news that Jesus loves us and illuminates the darkness and helps us through tough times, and gives us amazing hope and all things are beautiful in Him. Never forget it!


Lord, Open the eyes of my heart to see You. Amen.

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