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Day Five – July 3, 2009 - Love-Light

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

John 3:16-21 (TNIV) – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.  This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.  All those who do evil hate the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.  But those who live by the truth come into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”

On some streets and alleyways in Baltimore that are known to be areas of high drug activity, the city has taken to putting up large spotlights at night.  With this bright, piercing light on at all times, wrongdoing is exposed.

Jesus is the light that has come into the world – but not to condemn it, to just expose all wrongdoing, but to save the world.  Jesus is not the cop waiting to arrest us for our sins, but rather he is the wonderful Savior, drawing us into his light.  His light, the truth, reveals what is wrong; but, in this light we are also shown the way that is right, the way to have a deep and intimate relationship with God.  

There is no fear in coming into his presence anymore and being exposed.  In Jesus we enter into this truth and love, the truth that sets us free and the love that covers our shame.  And as we grow in the Lord more and more, we want to be known by him.  This is the light that brings life.

Responding to the Transmission: As those who are known by God, let us draw near to him.  Let’s remember that as we come into the light, others will see that God is living in us.  Let’s pray that as others see us they will also be drawn into the light of God, experiencing His truth, love, and life.

Day Four – July 2, 2009 - Body-Building

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Day Three – July 1, 2009 - Pierced by the Word

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Day Two - June 30, 2009 - Joy in Forgiveness

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Day One - June 29, 2009 - Hungry for More

Monday, June 29th, 2009