This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.
1 John 1:5, Ignatius Bible
Last Friday’s post, a prayer for eternal life, takes me on a journey from knowing God to loving, trusting, and obeying him. It starts with knowing because how can I love him if I don’t know him?
I think the apostle John, “the one whom Jesus loved”, is all about helping us know God so we can love him, fellowship with him, abide in him. In this passage he lays out the basics: God is all light (all flame) – there is not a hint of darkness in him. He says to us essentially, “Children, if you sense darkness, that isn’t God; you will know him because he is the one who is all light, all good, all truth, all love.”
Grace and peace to us as we learn to know and love our gracious and good God.
p.s. For any who want to look back at other posts on the theme of light and darkness, here is a guide: