In John 3, Jesus is having a conversation with Nicodemus. Jesus was speaking truth to Nicodemus about being born again.

Nicodemus was having problems trying to grasp that concept. It’s during this discourse that we find one of the most-read and quoted verses in the Bible, John 3:16.

Finally, in verse 19 Jesus gives the verdict: Light has come into the world. However, evildoers hate the light because they will be exposed. Truth seekers, though, will accept this light.

In 1 John, chapter 1, we are again told that God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.
Verse 7 of the same chapter assures us that if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.

A year ago, around Christmas, I was in a store where there were some Christmas Cactus for sale. I had never had one before, and since I love flowers and these were blooming profusely, I purchased one plant. They were also quite inexpensive.

I brought the cactus home and set it on my kitchen window sill.
I made one error—I never rotated it.

There it rested all year, giving me only leaves.

I recently noticed something interesting. Buds were forming on the plant. However, they were only on the side of the plant that faces the window. The stalks of the plant had actually curved in the direction of the window as the plant sought light. That half of the plant—the half that sought and found light—produced beautiful flowers. The other half, due to the inattention of the householder, stayed in darkness and produced no flowers.

We celebrate Christmas as the day Light entered our world.
I want to be more like that Christmas Cactus and reach for the Light.

That true Light is shining, and if we reach for that Light, we need not stumble in the darkness.
As you take in that Light, you will be amazed at the flowers that your life will produce.

John 1:12: “To all who received Him {the Light}, to those who believe in His name, He gives the right to become children of God.” As children of God, that makes us family. That also makes us heirs. What an inheritance must be in store for all who accept the Light!

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