I take part in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by The Gypsy Mama. For this challenge, participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Light
Jesus, the Light
As Christians we are told that “Jesus is the way, the truth and the light”.
Thinking on today, a day on which we remember the crucifixion of Jesus, it is difficult to see Him as representing the light. When we think of the crucifixion we think of pain, sorrow, disappointment and the snuffing of a light in the life of Jesus the man. We think of betrayal in the form of Judas; and of a mother’s grief in the tears of Mary. We think of the mockery of a belief in the taunts of the soldiers; and of those who wash their hands of the problems of others.
But when we remember the day of the crucifixion, we know that soon we will remember the resurrection of Jesus, of the light that He represents. The resurrection shows us that our belief in God, our belief in Jesus, can shine forth from us – just as the light shone forth from Jesus with the resurrection. Our belief in the light of Jesus can guide us through the darkness of the uncertainty in our lives, and our ignorance of God.
So let us think today not only on the darkness of the crucifixion, but also on the knowledge and belief that Jesus is our guiding light in the lives that we are living.
In what way is Jesus your light?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012