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John 1:1-5 (NIV)
The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
We fall out of grace and into darkness, but Jesus dives in after us. That is Good News because though we are made in the image of God, we are not God and we do not produce our own light. On November 5th we were shockingly reminded of the darkness in which we live. Yet, we are called to step into the light of Christ and witness to His love, mercy, goodness, faithfulness, and forgiveness. It is by looking to His light that resurrection and new life breakthrough. Take some time today to think about those suffering in Sutherland Springs, TX, and any other place around the world where people are in need. Pray for them and any others that you know of who are hurting. Ask God to break through and shine His light into their lives.