John 1:4 – In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
The Apostle Paul says that we were once darkness. This is to say that we walked in darkness, we talked in darkness, we thought in darkness, and we lived in the darkness. We knew nothing of the light. If not for the divine work of the Holy Spirit, we would still be there stumbling about consuming and festering, blind to the Truth. Praise God it is no longer so.
Jesus illuminated the world with Truth and Love. Sadly, the world did not recognize it. Without the additional work of the Holy Spirit, the human mind and heart are too far gone to grasp the Truth of Jesus and His love. Jesus’ life was and is miraculous. His teaching challenges most everything we humanistically take for granted. In this way He was a rabble rouser. Because He challenged the worldly, self-righteous and unholy status quo, He was hated and dispised. Men rejected the light because it showed them the Truth and what it showed was ugly.
Thankfully, God’s will cannot be thwarted. He will have His way no matter how hard we kick against it. Praise God today that you see the Light and feel His life welling up within you.