5/25/2015

wonder of light

Thursday June 4th, John: 1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him."  Nick at night, it’s more than just a children’s TV; it is a sign of chaos.  It is a sign of the darkness and fear present in the world we live in.  The source of the fear is that we have tried to recreate this world that God gave us our image.  Nicodemus was a member of the ruling council, a teacher, a man of God, drawn out into the dark of night by a nagging wonder of hope in the midst of that fear.  He was hiding not from God but from the others in the ruling council as he went to seek something new, seeking to perhaps grasp the wonder of this hope.  He was drawn by the miracles of Jesus, but what he found was the real miracle of God, salvation.  He was drawn out of the chaos of this world we have made in our image and into the light, to live as a beacon of light in a world that to this day prefers the fear of darkness to the glory and wonder of light.  We too are drawn out of our chaos of our lives and into the light of Christ, out of the darkness of fear and into the light of faith.  And as we are drawn we move with Nick from the night of fear into the light where we find the love of Christ has surrounded us all along, it is just that in the darkness we couldn’t see it.  

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