Jesus is our life and our light. He is the light of men. He is the brightness of God’s glory. He is the Word of Life. He enlightens the eyes of our hearts so we may worship Him by faith.
As you prepare for Resurrection Sunday, consider these introductory verses from three first chapters in the New Testament. They will give you plenty of material to use as you meditate on the glory of Christ our Savior.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1-4).
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they” (Hebrews 1:1-4).
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) that which we have seen and heard declare unto you, that ye may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:1-3).