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The Light Shines

  • Dec 2023 Issue
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The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.—John 1:5

During the Christmas season, we usually turn our attention to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Both describe the birth of Jesus. But what might get unintentionally nudged to the side is the fact that this was no ordinary Child; Jesus was God Himself.

My prayer is that we will better understand that Jesus is God Who came to make Himself known among His creation. May we fall more deeply in love with Who He is and what He has done. As we read John’s Gospel, we will:

  • Understand what Scripture says about the uniqueness of Jesus
  • Reflect upon the metaphors used to describe Jesus and His work
  • Reaffirm our own commitment to trust and worship Jesus

Your devotional author,
Eric W. Moore

BY Eric W. Moore

Eric Moore is Professor and Chair of the Applied Theology Field at Moody Theological Seminary. Eric is graduate of Michigan State University, Dallas Theological Seminary, the University of Michigan, and Western Seminary. He is the author of Pastoring the Small Church and a contributor to the One Volume Seminary (Moody Publishers). He has pastored Tree of Life Bible Fellowship church for over two decades. Eric and his wife, Marilyn, live in southeast Michigan and have three children.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Eric Moore, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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