Yesterday we talked about Christ being the Light that we follow to have true happiness, and to return to God.
In the New Testament, John also points out, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:1-5
What does he mean by “light shineth”, and how can darkness comprehend not? Is darkness simply a state without light, or is John referring to darkness as being an entity or rather group of entities?
Abraham 3:27-28 adds: “And the Lord said: Whom shall I send? And one answered like unto the Son of Man: Here am I, send me. And another answered and said: Here am I, send me. And the Lord said: I will send the first. And the second was angry, and kept not his first estate; and, at that day, many followed after him.”
Revelation 12:7-9 provides further enlightenment: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
From these scriptures we learn:
- Christ (the Word) was with God in the beginning
- Many others were also there with God and Christ – in fact, everyone was there as we are all children of God
- God planned to create a place for His children where they could progress
- Christ offered to show us the way to live
- Satan rebelled against God and Christ
- Satan and those who followed him were cast out of Their presence
Jesus Christ was chosen by Heavenly Father to be our example. We can look to that example when we are unsure what to do, or don’t know where to turn. We are not left to wander alone. Christ’s light dispels the darkness, enlightening and strengthening us so we can make progress while living here on the earth.