Posted by: Dale | March 22, 2010

Bearing witness to the Light

As we continue on in our journey through the Gospel by John, we find ourselves looking at John 1:6-8

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe.  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

This is not the same John that wrote the Gospel we are reading but the man known to us as ‘John the Baptist’. Early on we are finding ourselves introduced to the principle characters of the Gospel, first Jesus and now John the Baptist. John, we are told is a ‘man sent by God’ and this is an important fact because his job from God was to bear witness of the light (Jesus). His job, was much like our job, to be a witness of the Light of Jesus.

John’s job like ours is an important one, to say ‘Hey here is the Jesus that you have all been longing for’. To show people that what we have been longing for all our lives is here now and He is willing to come fill that void in your life. As Christians, we are not trying to peddle something to sell, but rather introduce people to the creator of everything. Blaise Pascal the french philosopher and mathematician talks about the void like this

There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.

Jesus came to fill that void, so there is no need to worry, and in fact there is reason to HOPE, because the creator of the universe wants to fill that void in your life.


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