God is Light

“God is Light”
1 John 1:5
Meditation on Light, Series I, Day 3
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all.

1 John 1:5

Communion of Light and Love

God’s very being is light; departure from him is darkness. Wanderers who stray from the light, like arrows veering off course, darken their minds and disorder their desires. Dark wills deviate from the light of truth and order.

John’s concepts of light and darkness in this letter correlate with the biblical concept of sin, which is derived from archery. The Hebrew and Greek words for sin (chatta’ah/chata and hamartia/hamartanó) indicate a straying from God’s path.

God’s very being—revealed by Jesus as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—is light and love (1 John 4:8). Light and love are not abstract ideals but interpersonal communion. A spirituality flowing from the light and love of the Blessed Trinity draws us into union and communion with God, one another, and all creation.

But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.

1 John 1:7

2 Replies to “God is Light”

  1. With each step in my labyrinth.
    No straight lines, mostly meanders.
    When I stray from the way,
    Shepherd strength carries me back.

    Striving to walk the path, following Christ, I am thankful for the ones who have guided me. During dark shadows and lovely brightness God provides! What lies on my path this year? God will surprise me!

    1. May you walk in synergy with the Holy Spirit!

      Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
      and do not lean on your own understanding.
      In all your ways acknowledge him,
      and he will make straight your paths.

      Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

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