Life for Light

Light exists independent of the Sun.

If we trust only in the light that is visible to our eyes, the light that rules the day or the light that rules the night, we may never perceive the true light that created day and night.

In so far as spirituality is concerned, the Apostle John links true light with fountain of life — the two elements discussed in Psalms 36:9 — as follows in John 1:4,

Jesus is the Life and He, the Life is the Light of men. In Christ, God has merged Life and Light such that once a person acknowledges Jesus as Lord and Savior, he or she has access to fountains of Life and streams or spectrums of true Light.

What then is the effect of true Light in the life of a believer in the name of Jesus Christ (1John 1:7)?

Only in context of the light of God we are able to arrive at true conceptions of right and wrong. In Jesus Christ, knowledge of right and wrong brings along with it power to choose what is right.

In Jesus Christ, it is Life that produces Light. If Jesus were not in the Light, the light would not be the true Light because the light would lack Life.



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Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD

Oghenovo Obrimah, PhD


Educator and Researcher, Believer in Spirituality, Life is serious business, but we all are pilgrims so I write about important stuff with empathy and ethos