That Our Joy May Be Full


His eye is on the sparrow

God is Light

“We write this to make your joy complete.This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”1 John 1:4-5

John has just said, ” We write this to make your joy complete.” So how is it to be full? Well, “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare to you, that God is…” What would you have expected there? I suggest that most of us would have expected, “God is love”; but the very notable thing is that he says, “God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” And we may say to John, “You have been saying that we are to be given an amazing joy, and then you confront us with that?”

But that is exactly what he…

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