WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
“He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him.”
John 1:10-11 (ESV)
REJECTING THE LIGHT
Before electricity, a tightfisted old farmer was taking his hired man to task for carrying a lighted lantern when he went to call on his best girl. “Why,” the farmer exclaimed, “when I went a-courtin’ I never carried one of them things. I always went in the dark.” “Yes,” the hired man said wryly,” and look what you got!”
When we make choices in the dark we are destined to make poor ones and end up with bad consequences. In John 1 the world He created and the Isrealites rejected Jesus as the Light of God. Darkness, in the Bible, commonly denotes ignorance, guilt, or misery. In John 1:4 it refers to wicked and ignorant people. When it is said that “the light shines in darkness,” it is meant that the Lord Jesus came to teach an ignorant and wicked world
In the sermon, Sellars taught that we have two choices in relationship to the light. The first choice was to reject it. He used the example of going home to his family for Thanksgiving and not being recognized or welcomed. Are there areas of your life where you are rejecting God’s light? How do you think that makes God feel? Take time in prayer and welcome Jesus into those areas.