And Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. John 12:44-46
In the preceding verses, the leaders who believed in Jesus wouldn’t proclaim it for fear the Pharisees would kick them out of the synagogue. Jesus cries out that when people see and believe in him they see and believe in his Father, the Almighty God. Fear of people instead of God keeps you in the dark.
Ponder: What’s keeping you in the dark? Do you love the praise of men more than the praise from God? Who will you fear?
Praise: Jesus came as light so we will not remain in the dark.
Artist: Janet Jerez, Immanent Storm
We were stirred by Jonathan's discussion of territories vs. hierarchies as it relates to artists and writers. As a writer himself, he encourages creators to push past the tendency to compare and tend to their own journeys as creators.