Saturday, August 22, 2009
DAY 3 - Jesus the Light
Today’s Reading: John 3
(Please read John 3: 1 – 36 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog.)
As I am having my Daily Devotion reading John 3, Jesus reminds me of a scene happened yesterday. A very bright young man came to me after a funeral and asked, “How can you prove there is a God?” The answer I gave him led to a conversation with him for quite a long time. And I hope and pray that he is reading this blog now.
This young man’s question is similar to the question Nicodemus had for Jesus. They both needed a rational answer but what they really need is a “relational” answer. I told this young man, “Do you need to prove she is your grandmother?” No, he has been in the relationship for so many years that he does not need for a DNA test.
Jesus led me to look up the word in Greek of “born again” and I found out that it means “giving birth from above”. Jesus leads me to read Colossians 3:12 -2, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” The word “above” is the same Greek word as in John 3 of “again”.
“Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil…whoever lives by the truth comes into the light.” John 3: 19 – 21
Jesus challenged me whether I am in the Light or in darkness, whether I can see that He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world or I am seeing all those earthly things. Am I blind or can I see Jesus and have a daily intimate relationship with Him!
Dear Lord Jesus Christ,
Open my eyes that I can be able to see you as the Lamb of God, my Savior and Lord of life. And that I am able to live each day in you, in the Light. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.
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