REV. DR. DAVID WATSON: THE LIGHT SHINES ON LIFE

watson_origHeard at the Lifewatch Annual Worship Service on Friday, January 24, at Simpson Memorial Chapel in Washington, D.C. Said by Rev. Dr. David Watson, professor of New Testament and vice president for academic affairs and academic dean at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio:

“Everything came into being through the Word of God—everything: planets, stars, time and space, ideas, wisdom, goodness, and beauty—all these came into being through the Word.
“And yet John holds up one aspect of creation over all others. What came into being in Him was life. And the life was the light of all people. What came into being through the Word of God was life. John could have said what came into being through the Word was righteousness. Or what came into being through the Word was matter. Or what came into being through the Word was holiness.
“But he holds up life. What came into being in him was life, which is why we are here today. Because just as John holds up life in his account of the creation of all things, so we the church are called to hold up life in our Proclamation. We are called to hold up life in a culture of death.”
Full presentation begins at 22:00 at bit.ly/3aL-life

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