Pick one of the “I Am” statements in the Gospel of John, and discuss how it impacts our understanding of Jesus as the Messiah. Include how this statement would be understood by the people in terms of the Old Testament. Respond to another student’s post to further the discussion.This post is due by Week Four's class.
Feb 24, 2018
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." John 1:5 When we are born we become aware of physical light and then we learn of our amazing God's work. Light is all around us no matter where we go. Your home, car, outside, stores, even tot he cell phone or computer that everyone is looking at right now. Rather than looking or seeing it as just a light for you to see your way, in my eyes I am reminded that Jesus is always surrounding us. The light reminds us of His protection in anything that we face. Jesus describes us being like light (John 8:12).Does the moon have its own light? Nope, it's reflecting the light cast off from the sun. Even in night where there is no moon, God created the stars which still gives us light in even the darkest of hours. No matter the lesser of night (Gen 1:16) we will always be aware of the light that is Jesus surrounding us. The world is working to extinguish the flames of this light. It is up to us to allow the flame to rise and shine as bright as it ever did! As far as the OT goes, the terms light and darkness mean the same in both the Old and New Testaments.