Light, Love and Life

The first letter of apostle John focuses on 3Ls: Light, Love and Life. God is LIGHT and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). We are expected to walk in the light as He is in the light, and thereby experience fellowship with Him and fellowship with one another (1John 1:7). God is LOVE (1 John 4:8). In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1 John 4:10). And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also. God is LIFE (1 John 5:20). In the gospel according to John, Jesus Christ said – I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). These 3Ls are inter-related to each other. In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men (John 1:4). We know Love by this, that He laid down His Life for us (1 John 3:16). The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him (1 John 2:10). May we all experience these 3Ls in our vertical relationship with the Lord, and horizontal relationship with each other.