And what is the truth? You know the answer well from John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world be saved through him.”
Can there be any better news among us than that God loves the world, that God doesn’t want to condemn the world, and that God desires to save the world? Here in the midst of darkness that night, Jesus exemplifies what the Gospel of John proclaims…the light of God has dawned upon us in Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the Lord of the night as well as of the day. He puts in evening hours. He works the midnight shift. By night is a great time to come to Jesus and let him talk with us, sit with us, teach us, reveal his way with us, and enlighten his will with us. When it’s dark at night, or when it’s a time of suffering and sickness, whether it be of body or soul, that’s a good time to call on Jesus. In darkness he reaches out to us, and we reach out to him. Rejoice that people today call Jesus “7-11,” as in the name of that gas station. That is, Jesus is open all day and all night, 24-7. That’s the truth we’re talking about! Peace, Pastor Gary