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Light of Truth

„ 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.” 

John 1:1-3 

„ The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” 

John 1:14

I think we all have come across this question at least once in our lifetime: “Why did Jesus come to earth?” Up till this year I would have answered “for our –  the humanity’s sake”, but after the start of autumn I came across another answer – “for God’s sake”. How did I reach this answer? Quite easy – I read it. I quote:

 <Several years ago, I heard of an incident that illuminated truth that Jesus’ death on the cross solves the problem of sin. A young woman had to face court for speeding. After reading the indictment, the judge asked the defendant whether she pleaded guilty or innocent. The woman pleaded guilty.  Then judge read the verdict: 100 dollars fine or ten days behind the bars. But then something extraordinary happened. The judge rose, took off his robe, went down to the front, took out his wallet and paid the fine. How to explain it? The judge was woman’s father. He loved his daughter but was a fair judge. His daughter had broken the law hence the judge could not simply say: “I love you so much therefore I forgive you. You may go now.” If he would have acted like this, he would not have been a fair judge who supported law. But he loved his daughter so much that after putting down his robe he came in front of the public and paid the fine as her father.

This example helps us understand what God has done in Jesus Christ for our sake. We sin, and Bible says: “the wage of sin is death”. No matter how much God loved us, He had to announce the verdict: “Death!”, because He is a holy and righteous God. However, being a loving God, he stepped down from His throne in the form of a man Jesus Christ and paid for us with Christ’s death on the cross.” (“God wore sandals…” by Josh and Sean McDowell, p.165-166)

During this time of rich reflections may this thought strengthen us that God is Righteous and Loving at the same time.

God, give me a flame of faith,
I don’t need many, only one.
God, light a flame in my heart,
Only your light warms me inside out.
My face shines at your throne
As a flock of stars,
That are not ashamed to reflect your grace.
God, light up the flames of love toward you,
May my steps be safe on the narrow road.
A new beginning is the end of the old,
But only in your presence the old dust and ashes
Can glitter as snow in the moonlight
And diamonds in jewelry.
God light up trust inside me
So that I could give in to You easily
When we have differences.
/Laura Sudāre