With Eyes Wide Open

. . . but the man who lives by the truth comes into the Light

John 3:21
John 3:14-21

Sermon Week/Year

Fourth Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic


In Swedish folklore there is the story of a country doctor who went out to a farmhouse one night where a woman was about to give birth. As the woman labored, the doctor asked her husband to assist him by holding a gas lantern up high in order to illuminate the makeshift delivery room. Before long, the courageous mother delivered a wonderful, healthy baby boy. Then the doctor made a surprise announcement: “A second child is due to arrive.” Whereupon the mother produced a wonderful, healthy baby girl. The husband was considerably shaken by the unexpected birth of twins. You can imagine, therefore, his complete astonishment when he heard the doctor say, “We’re not finished here yet. It looks like it’s going to be triplets.” To which the stunned father, still holding the lantern aloft, replied, “It must the the light that’s attracting them.”

“I am the Light of the world,” says the Lord Jesus, and we are here together now because we are…

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