Richard called asking about depression, resulting from sin in his life. He was discouraged and desperately seeking a true relationship with Christ, free of religious bondage. We asked the simple question, “Are you content in Jesus? Have you received Him as your very life?”
Jesus entered into our world of darkness as the light of life. His own did not receive him as Messiah. Even after seeing his many miracles, they still refused to believe. But to those who did believe, he gave this promise: “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness” (John 12:46).
Think about this. You were in the dark. It was the wrong place to be. Then Jesus entered in and said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have that light of life” (John 8:12). Jesus grabbed you out of the darkness and placed you into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9). Paul explained it this way: “He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves” (Colossians 1:13). To cross over from death to life is to cross from darkness to light.
(Excerpt from Simple Gospel, Simply Grace by Bob Christopher)
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