Today’s reading is John 3.
Here is the amazing thing. Jesus did not come into the world to condemn anyone. He came to save everyone. The problem is many people do not want to be saved. Some don’t want to believe they need saving. They want to believe they are pretty good people. Some people don’t want to believe their actions and behaviors are sinful and damning. Some people want salvation, but not from Jesus. Jesus shined the light on salvation, but that light exposes sin, wickedness, and evil, demanding it be forsaken. Those who love their deeds more than Jesus, don’t love the light enough to be saved. They would rather linger in the darkness. We must continue to reflect Jesus’s light of salvation. But be ready. Those who don’t love the light will refuse to be saved, and they will try to put out the light. Don’t give up. Keep shining. The Light has already won.
Tomorrow’s reading is John 4.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, I know it is shocking. You would think everyone would love the light. Darkness is scary. Light is bright and clear and safe. Yet, many love the darkness more than the light. Don’t be surprised when friends and acquaintances pursue the darkness instead of the light. Don’t be surprised when they claim to have fun. Don’t be surprised when they are proud of the darkness in which they revel. But always remember, salvation can only be found in the light. Though Jesus came to bring salvation to everyone, only those who pursue His light will actually be saved. Pursue Jesus. Hang on to Him. Never let go.