In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
~ John 1:1-5 ~
This paragraph tells us that within the Trinity the Son is the Agent of creation. He is called the Word reminding us of Genesis 1 when God spoke and the creation came into being. We also note that God's self-revelation is called 'the word of the Lord' or 'the word of God'.
Throughout the Old Testament, John tells us that Christ gives light and life to everyone who comes into the world. There is also a spiritual darkness over the world since Adam's sin brought ruin upon the perfect creation and allowed Satan and his demons temporary influence in the world within limits set by God. (Remember Satan asking God's permission in the case of Job.)
The darkness has not overcome the Light of Christ and we can have everlasting life and the joy of the Lord as our strength!
Written by Pastor Frank Humphrey.