Devotion for Monday after Advent 2

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. ~ John 1:1-8

This is one of my all-time favorite passages of Scripture. Jesus Himself is the Word—He was with God in the beginning, and He is God. We usually think of God the Father as the Creator, but the entire Trinity created the world and everything in it. Nothing was created apart from Jesus the Son. His beginning wasn’t when He was born in Bethlehem—He has no beginning and no end, just like the Father, just like the Holy Spirit. He is the Light of the World, yet the world doesn’t know Him. The world doesn’t recognize His Light because the world doesn’t even know it’s filled with darkness—especially today, when sin is celebrated and the only thing to be condemned is failure to tolerate diverse sins. The world is a dark place that rejects the Light that can save it.

Lord God, thank You that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one God. Thank You that You sent Jesus, the Son, into the world to save it. Forgive us for our blindness to His Light. Open our eyes, Lord, and let us see the Light. Let us feel its warmth, and let us seek it out, running from the dark. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

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