Sunday, March 18, 2012
In this chapter Jesus is speaking to Nicodemus and states,
"13 No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.
14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
15 so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”
This is the chapter of John which proclaims Jesus is the light of the world. John states that Jesus did not come to the world to condemn it, but to save the world.
Jesus presence in my daily life is important to me but requires me to seek Him every day. I often become distracted with work that I have to do, people to talk to, and important family functions to attend. I have time alone for reflection as well which does help provide balance.
Still although Jesus responds to my prayers with many blessings and a divine sense of peace that has been His gift for many years, I must act. I feel that action is the imperative of faith. I cannot receive Jesus' blessings, comfort and companionship without any action on my part. In that way the relationship is elevated in importance. My actions are important in how they affect my man-God relationship. I seek to avoid sin but cannot completely avoid it since I am human. Strength is imparted by keeping the direction of my life spiritual. Because all of my human senses are interacting with the world, I can "forget" the spiritual side of my life.
I pray that I not neglect to nurture the spirit, to enhance my faith in God, and my prayers to His Son so that I can know more of Christ and what his plan for my life is. It is God's love that can make sense of the world. It is my faith that can respond to the love of Jesus. And it is faith that can make necessary the daily action that fosters a better spiritual life and witness to Jesus, especially to those who need this direction.