Fishers 219

 

A Line From Us

The Bible often portrays wickedness and evil in the world as a thick, impenetrable darkness. Mt 4:16 describes the coming of Christ into the world this way, “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light, and those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, upon them a Light dawned.” I am the Light of the World elaborates on this Gospel truth of the Son of God coming into the world of sin, in order to save sinful men from the wrath of God.

Sadly, “men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil” (Jn 3:19). They not only rejected the Saviour, they resolved to put Him to death, and in a most cruel way. The Crown of Thorns reminds us of the suffering and humiliation Jesus endured in order to accomplish the work of salvation, while God’s Grace in My Life recounts the application of God’s particular love on one individual – both in his conversion and in his call to ministry.

 

However, not only is Jesus Christ the “light of the world”, He said of those who belong to Him, “You are the light of the world” (Mt 5:14). The Lord has ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father. This does not mean that the Light has been removed from the world. Rather, it now shines into the four corners of the Earth through the Church.

In order to be good witnesses for the Lord, we must be Anchored on the Rock – we must be those who resolutely set our hearts on the Lord. When we fail, we need not be devastated, because God Uses Broken Instruments – this article makes clear that frail, fragile and feeble believers who nevertheless strive to be faithful can still be useful in God’s hands.

Finally, Relationship – God’s Gracious Gift teaches us how a biblical community, living by biblical principles of relationships, despite our human sinfulness, can still magnify the glory of God’s saving grace to the world. God has indeed made every provision for His Church to be “the light of the world”.

All praise be to Him!

- The Editor

 

In This FISHERS 219 Issue

 
 
The Crown of Thorns
- Christian Living

Anchored on the Rock
- Christian Living
God Uses Broken Instruments
Christian Living -
 

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