Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Look at Contrasts-John 12.46

Today I was reading John 12:46 where Jesus said, "I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." I was struck by the contrast of light and darkness. I have seen over the years that I love to think in contrasts.
1. Light...Darkness
2. Life...Death
3. Peace...Anxiety
4. Forgiveness...Bitterness
5. Love...Hate
6. Truth...Lies
7. Freedom...Bondage
8. Hope...Despair
9. Community...Isolation
10. Intimacy...Separation
11. Oneness...Division
12. Purpose...Meaningless
13. Humility...Pride
14. Servant...Selfish
15. Spirit...Flesh
16. Faith...Sight
17. Wisdom...Foolishness
18. Giving...Taking
19. Others...Me
20. Purity...Impurity
21. Moral...Immoral
22. Celebration...Envy/Jealousy
When I consider this list, I thank God that He sent Jesus to be the Light of the world. I am grateful that I do not have to walk in darkness any more but can experience many things in the left hand column. You?

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