But the light of Jesus can never be extinguished

John 1:1-5 In the beginning the Word already existed The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God…The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

 The arrival in Bethlehem of wise men from the East bearing gifts, following the light of the star, to worship the one born king of the Jews. The revelation that Jesus came not just for his own people, but for the world…We’ll have time to consider the significance of Epiphany as we walk through the next weeks, until Lent begins February 17.

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Of course, the Epiphany celebration of light for the nations is the air Dave and I breathe. I look forward to sharing stories with you from the ten countries where we chiefly invest. For today, I commend to you this video by Prayercast called “Shine,” Psalm 67 set to music, with stunning photography from around the world, shared with us by a friend in Brazil:

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.

May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth.

6 thoughts on “But the light of Jesus can never be extinguished

  1. Thank you for your always-good reflections, Debbie, and for sharing “Shine”… I was unaware of the beautiful, informative website and ministry of Prayercast, including their series of teaching videos about strategic prayer… how and why to pray, not just what to pray for.

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  2. I want to thank you too, Debbie, for this entry in your blog and link to the video. It lightened my spirit today and gave me visuals to dwell on today.


  3. These verses from John 1:1-5, about how the darkness cannot extinguish the light remind me of the verse in Isaiah… “a bruised reed He will not break, a smoldering wick He will not snuff out.” (Isaiah 42:3)…the rest of the verse reads… “in faithfulness He will bring about justice.” And, “darkness and light to Him are both alike” (Psalm 139:12) What an encouraging stream of consciousness train of thought! Thanks for sparking these thoughts, Debbie! 🙂 ❤

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