9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
God can’t make it any clearer than Jesus. Remember, “I am the way, the truth, and the life?”
Jesus brings the truth of all existence. All people can know the truth if they are connected to Jesus. He gives the clear message of love, joy, and peace.
Love- Willing the good of all people and working for it in all his power.
Joy- Coming into our world because he is so glad to be with us.
Peace- Through Jesus, eventually, everything is going to be right in our lives.
Over-sexualizing life and violence aren’t the way, the truth and the life. Human ways are not the answer. Jesus is the answer. Love, joy and peace can only come from one source.
Before the creation of the world, all of creation was in darkness. Then the light breaks through and brings life. And the ultimate final creation are human beings. But human beings don’t see the light. They prefer to live in the darkness of following what they want. Even those human beings God chooses to bring light to the world, the Jewish people, will choose darkness. Yes, even after God sends the law through Moses, pointing people in the right direction, God’s own people, prefer to stay in the dark.
But now, with the coming of Jesus, the true light of the world breaks. This time it is through one human, Jesus, and that is enough. The life Jesus brings is clearly evident. Yes, God’s people will still prefer darkness. But, not all.
Not you and me.