What is it like to be fully alive? There’s movement and action—like kissing a loved one or going for a run down the street. There’s feeling and emotion—from delight and joy, to sorrow and disappointment. From a young age, we learn to communicate, make decisions, develop an intellect and make plans for our future.
But there’s more to life than what meets the eye. Just like there’s a beating heart inside every human body, there’s a spiritual soul inside every person too. And just because we’re walking around with breath in our lungs, doesn’t mean we’re fully alive either.
John wrote, “The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone.” Only through Jesus are we able to pass from death to life; only through accepting His salvation do we awaken our souls.
That’s what it all comes down to: Apart from Christ, we’re dead in our sin. But through a relationship with Jesus, we become illuminated with the light of life. Are you fully alive today?
- We hold the message with the power to save and awaken their souls back to life. How does this truth change the way we interact with nonbelievers?
- May this be our prayer: “Lord, thank you for giving me light and This world is filled with darkness, but through your presence and salvation, I can see and am alive. What a gift!”
1 In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 He existed in the beginning with God.
3 God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,[a]
and his life brought light to everyone.
5 The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness can never extinguish it.
6 God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
10 He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him.11 He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
14 So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son.
15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds, “This is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘Someone is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’”
16 From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.17 For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.