“If I am asked what are the grounds for my hope, this is my answer: LIGHT is lord over darkness. TRUTH is lord over falsehood. LIFE is lord over death.” (Gerhard Frost, “Seasons of a Lifetime)
As I read these words, I thought this is what our hope is about. It is what Jesus is about. It is what this day is about. It is what the Communion is about.
Jesus is the Light of the world (Jn 8:12). He exposes sin. He expels darkness. He emits light through His Word. The Word is a reflection of Jesus and radiates His goodness for us to follow.
Jesus is Truth (Jn 14:6). He is the embodiment and incarnation of Truth. The devil is a liar. He spreads deceit, deception, and dishonesty. The Truth of Jesus speaks to what is real and right and reliable. Jesus is honest and honorable.
Jesus is Life (Jn 11:25-26). He came to give us life in all of its fullness (Jn. 10:10). Through Him we have an abundant life. An overcoming life. A victorious life. A life of hope.
Today, as Christians around the world assemble for worship, we are reminded as we sing, pray, commune, and reflect on the Word that Jesus is our hope…Our Light…Our Truth…Our Life.
—Ken Weliever, The Preacherman