The Illuminator

The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. John 1:9 The Hebrew word for light means ‘to illuminate.’   Jesus is the Illuminator.  At creation, when there was darkness and chaos, the Word said, ‘Let there be light.’ He shed some light on the world and brought order our of disorder. […]

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Knowing What I Am Not

John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light.  John 1:8 John the Baptist never confused who he was with who Jesus was.  He told the Pharisees, “I am not the Christ.”  When others perceived the spiritual power behind His ministry, they wondered if he might be Elijah.  He was clear, even then, […]

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Shaped In The Desert To Be Peculiar

God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony.  John 1:6 God sent so many of his servants to a literal desert to set them apart from society, to test their faith, to shape them, to heighten their listening skills, and ultimately, to prepare […]

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Singing Through Our Tears

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.  John 1:5 Our enemy knows that God is Light.  He was once an archangel in heaven and saw the brilliance of the glory of the Godhead.  For much of eternity, he trembled and led the angels in worship.  Was God’s light so bright that he often […]

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The Many Facets Of Life In Christ

The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.   John 1:4 Jesus gave life to everything that lives, right down to the microscopic level.  Nothing existed until He fashioned it into existence.  But there are so many other ways He offers it.  Life is granted on so many levels with implications too wonderful […]

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Co-Creators ~ Minus The Conflict

God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him.  John 1:3 [NLT] God and Jesus. Co-creators.  Not Creator and Created-One.  Both God.  Both infinite.   Co-artists and designers of the heavens and the earth. These two parts of the trinity worked together in tandem. There was never a glitch in their relationship.  In their glorious perfection, they did their […]

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The Beginning

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.  John 1:1 [NLT] In the beginning God…  Genesis 1:1a Ancestry.com has grown in popularity and there are people who have spent years constructing their personal genealogy.  I’ve shared meals with people who love to talk about their discoveries.  Their face is alive […]

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The Soil Of A New Year

“Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” Matthew 13:8,23 […]

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Are We Really Cursed?

Why would God send His Son on a death mission?  Why would Jesus willingly participate and not think twice about all that it would mean for Him?  Because you and I were under a curse.  As macabre as Walt Disney plots are for children, as high as the suspense is after the main character drinks […]

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Has God Let You See It?

By faith Joseph, as he was nearing the end of his life, mentioned the exodus of the Israelites and gave instructions concerning his bones.  Hebrews 11:22 Joseph never forgot the stories of his great grandfather.  They had been passed down to him while sitting at the feet of his father, Jacob.  Though Joseph was rejected […]

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