The Sun has the power of life and death, doesn’t it? Consider for a minute Venus and Mercury, void of life due to the heat of the sun, and Mars, with every planet after it, too cold to support life on their own. Our planet, somehow, is in that one perfect orbit zone within our Solar System that supports life. It helps plants grow, provides warmth for our bodies, and regulates the seasons (just as God said it would in Genesis 1…). The Earth revolves around the Sun, allowing for life to happen, and this is done on purpose!
Just as the Sun gives life to our world, so the Son gives life to all who believe. So with that in mind, consider these questions: what brings you hope? What brings you peace and joy? If Peace, and Hope and Joy are absent in your life, ask yourself what is missing. Do you feel fully alive? Is your life fulfilled? Perhaps that missing element is the Son of God. Jesus, and He alone, gives life that is truly life. It is within His will where we find peace, joy, hope, and contentment. It is only in His presence where we may have life that is truly life.
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.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.
The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.