Christmas Bible Reading Plan – Day 15

1 John 1:4-7

(By Jason)

Today we are still on the subject of light, and we are back to John’s metaphors. We see here that God is only light, and cannot have darkness in Him. Which means that only good things are in God. This is comforting.

Then it goes on to say something very challenging. That if we claim to be Christian but still choose to walk in darkness, then we are just lying to ourselves. What it could be that would make anyone still want to carry on walking in darkness? Shame. When we mess up, we feel bad, and continue to feel bad until we feel undeserving of Gods grace. But that is a lie! God doesn’t want us to feel shame and guilt. Jesus was born, lived a perfect life and died on the cross so that you would NEVER need to be in darkness again. That is what we celebrate, and that is worth celebrating.

Note: Maybe if you feel you are ‘stuck’ in darkness, arrange to chat to one of your leaders. Or maybe take some time to pray, and feel God’s forgiveness and grace. There is ALWAYS a way to turn things around. Nothing is unforgivable, and God always has his arms open. Check out the ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’ (Luke 15:11-32) in your bibles to see how Jesus shows us this.