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Saturday, August 20, 2011
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not take it.
~ John 1:5
The darkness did not take the Light—did not comprehend, lay hold of, seize, obtain, grasp, understand, overtake, or overcome Jesus. Various Bible translations use different words to translate the Greek katalambanō, a verb which literally means "to take."
Because a dark world does not take Jesus, it will not take us if we are attached to Him. Though we aspire to be bearers of glad tidings, the world may think us curiosities or weak fools; it may find us odious and persecute us.
The smaller we become in the presence of Light, the less we need shrink back from Darkness.
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
~ 1 John 4:4 (NKJV)
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