With the arrival of the Greeks who sought to see Jesus, we come to the turning point in the gospel of John. Prior to this point, Jesus' ministry was characterized by miracles and public teaching. Here a transition takes place. He will now shift His focus to private ministry directed at His disciples. But first, Jesus has some final words for the crowd. He closes out His public teaching ministry by exhorting His listeners to respond to Him in faith while there is yet time.
Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light....I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.—John 12:35-46.
Jesus emphasizes that He is the light that dispels our spiritual darkness. He warns against complacency and urges faith. As ever, our relationship to God the Father is determined by our response to His Son, Jesus. Through Christ, we can become "sons of light."
Jesus still calls us to respond in faith while there is yet time.
|Are you walking in the light of Jesus?|