In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. ~~ John 1:4-5
In Him, in Jesus, was life and light. We speak of light as a metaphor for knowledge and wisdom. Jesus is the source of our earthly wisdom. Watching Him, learning from Him, emulating Him, these activities assure that we will have a life that is full of light. A life that sheds light on all circumstances, no matter what else is going on in our world.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. ~~ Genesis 1:3-5
Those who will not see and will not learn have confined themselves to the darkness. Darkness breeds ignorance, fear and hatred. Most of the man-created ills in our world come from that darkness.
As we anticipate the celebration of Jesus’ incarnation, we can look to the light of His knowledge, His wisdom. We can ask for the knowledge and the wisdom we lack.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. ~~ James 1:5
He provides the light, the knowledge, the wisdom that we need. All we must do is recognize our lack and ask for His supply.
Thank you for being our Light, our Knowledge, our Wisdom. Help us to see our dependence upon You and to shed Your light abroad in our land. Grant that we may always recognize our lack and Your supply. Let us be lights in the darkness of our world.
In Jesus’ most precious name.