This year we are covering the four Gospel Accounts together in chronological order.
In the previous post, we saw that Jesus existed before the creation of heaven and all the physical matter that would ever exist.
"4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not."
In Him (the Word/Jesus) is life. We've seen that life is the ability to Repair.
-Restoration is the ability to bring something back to its original condition.
-Repair is the ability to make something better.
We will need the ability to Repair in order to exist eternally.
John stated the life was the light of men.
Light is energy. Visible light is only a small portion of the energy spectrum.
In the Bible, light also resulted in manifesting or making apparent to all. While, darkness meant obscurity, hidden, lack of manifesting or being apparent.
Finally, the word apprehended was Strong's #2638 katalambano - "to lay seize; to lay hold of with the mind: understand, learn, perceive, comprehend."
John stated that in Jesus was life and that life was the light of men...the energy and ability to understand. When this ability to understand is in the presence of obscurity, those who lack understanding are not able to overcome those who do understand.
Tomorrow, we will summarize our look at the first five verses of John by looking at the first five verses of another book of the Bible...