The Light has Come
Bradon: I have a confession
Jon: Are you sure we should be recording this?
Bradon: As a Kid, and sometimes even now, I find myself afraid of the dark. I don’t like not being able to know what is around me.
Jon: Wow, That’s the confession? Okay, well tune in to our next episode to find out what a fear of the dark has to do with our relationship with God!
About the Story
Bradon: Well, before I start reassessing all my life, career and friendship decisions, let’s get into the good part!
Jon: Awesome! Today we continue through the book of John. We will be reading a passage with possibly one of the most formative teachings in our faith.
Bradon: It is true, as far as famous scripture goes, or most used in ministry, I am sure this one has to be really close to the top of that list.
Jon: We are going to be sitting in John 2:23 – 3:21 today.
Bradon: This chunk of scripture is really something. It is a really powerful section and has helped define the entirety of the Christian faith in more than a few ways!
Maybe we just aren’t letting the light shine as it should? Perhaps we have let some things come into our life and block the light out? Maybe even we have never understood that the light has come and we do not have to live in the darkness?Bradon
Bradon: It never fails to amaze me with the amount of understanding and conversation that can be brought out from even the smallest sections of scripture!
Jon: God and the bible are really cool that way. As we grow, physically and spiritually, so does our faith and understanding, and somehow, amazingly so, the bible and teachings in scripture grow alongside us.
Bradon: Pretty cool. Jon, I have been thinking a lot about the lesson in this episode. It seems complex, yet also really simple.
Jon: How so?
Bradon: Well, sometimes life can feel dark, scary, and unknown. I know there are people out there who live in that place, thinking that it is as good as it gets. Or that living in the dark is the only way that life can be done.
Jon: hmm… Seems heavy. I agree, though. Sometimes it feels as though, with all the things going on in the world, there isn’t much light to be shared.
Bradon: I know it seems that way, but I don’t necessarily think that is true. I look at what Jesus said to Nicodemus and the idea that we must remove the light from the dark or cover it up for it to be dark again. Maybe we just aren’t letting the light shine as it should? Perhaps we have let some things come into our life and block the light out? Maybe even we have never understood that the light has come and we do not have to live in the darkness?
Jon: Well, Bradon, I think you have asked some big questions. I know I wonder these things from time to time, and I am sure that our listeners do too. Let’s end in a quick prayer. This is a prayer that can be said anywhere, by anyone, at any time. If you feel inclined to do so, repeat this prayer.
God, we thank you for who you are. We recognize we are flawed and sin against you. You are a great God. Thank you for sending your son Jesus, who is the light in our darkness.
Jon: What a great story today!
Bradon: It really is!