Christmas Bible Reading Plan 2015 – Day 12

Day 12 – John 12:35-36
by Jason

So here we have the words of Jesus talking about Himself as the light and also giving hints to His own crucifixion and resurrection. By this time the disciples still didn’t fully ‘get’ who Jesus really was, at least not without doubts. But Jesus brings the point home to why He is the light, and why He is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) and also you can see where John took Jesus’ words for the opening chapter of his gospel.

Jesus gives us this metaphor about walking in the light, and walking in the darkness. You could argue that much of the world is walking in darkness. We might not be able to claim that we have ever walked in darkness, because darkness makes it sound like we have done something really bad. But this also means people who don’t have a direction, and haven’t found their purpose or maybe even running away from something. These are two things the Jesus does give, direction and purpose, as well as hope where there isn’t normally any. Then when people finally meet Jesus, they see both, and see a point to life.

I guess the only or main proof to this is people’s testimonies, mine included. If you have met Jesus and know Him, remember back to that first time you believe in Him and thank Him for showing you the light. If you cannot claim you know Jesus, look for Him (and no He’s not behind the sofa). Jesus says that if you knock, He’ll answer. (Matt 7:7-8).