“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.”
John 1:1-5 NIV
Jesus has won victory over sin and death. He has reconciled us to God by His death…He took the punishment we deserve. His resurrection gives us hope of eternal life. Because of Jesus we can be transformed in our hearts and minds…not living for worldly values and possessions. When we confess our sins and put our faith in Christ the Holy Spirit shines the Light of Christ into our hearts and minds and we in turn can be a Light shining in the darkness of this world.
“For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”[a] made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”
2 Corinthians 4:5-6 NIV
(This photo was taken in June of 2016 at a lake near Plymouth, Minnesota)