1 John 1:5: This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

We sin because of unbelief, and unbelief is distrust. Adam sinned when he became convinced that God was withholding the fruit of the tree because God was selfishly protective of his rights. Adam sinned because he distrusted God.

Every sin is Adamic at its root. We disobey because we don’t believe God’s commandments are good for us. We grumble because we don’t believe God has orchestrated our lives for our good. We sin because we believe that God’s intentions are inscrutable and murky, because we think there is darkness in God.

The message of the gospel is, God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. God has shown that He is light by sending His Son. There is no hidden agenda. Jesus is God’s Yes to humanity, proof that there is no God but the God who is God for us.

Every week at this table He reminds us again that he is Light without darkness. Here He feeds us Light made flesh, Light made bread and wine, so that we might be Light in the world. Believe the message from God, and eat and drink.