Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Advent Day 3: The True Light
- Jesus Christ is the True Light; He helps us see our Way to God (through Jesus) and shows us how to walk along that way. Christ has chosen to reflect His light through His followers to this dark world. We are mere reflectors of Christ's light, pointing others to Him, the True Light. The Light of all lights! "Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
- Although the entire Old Testament pointed to Jesus Christ the Messiah's coming, His own people did not recognize Him and rejected Him. The refusal of His own people to receive Him when He came to live among them is tragic and inexcusable.
- All who receive Christ (believe in Him) as their Lord and Savior are reborn spiritually, receiving new life from God and right to become children of God. Through faith in Christ, this new birth changes us from the inside out--our attitudes, desires, and motives. Being born of God makes us spiritually alive and puts us in God's family.