There is so much I love about this passage.  The intertwining of the words Life and Light.  The sense of anticipation I get when I read the first 4 verses.  The sense of fullness I get when I read verse 14.
But what is speaking me today is verse 12 where it says in the Message:
“But whoever did want him,
    who believed he was who he claimed
    and would do what he said,
He made to be their true selves,
    their child-of-God selves.”
It’s the words “true selves, their child-of-God selves” that keep returning to me.  It speaks to what I long to be – of finding my whole identity in relationship with him.  I pray for God to introduce me to my true self, and seek his presence so that I might embrace my true self and grow into it.  It’s a process.
Candice Letkeman
Candice is married to Curt and is the leader of the iPray team at Seeds Church.