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Midsummer - a day to celebrate the light that came into the world

Midsummer – the longest day in the year and the day with the shortest night – is also the day to remember John the Baptist and for celebration of the light that
came into the world .  23rd of June is the Christian feast day in memory of John the Baptist's birth. On that day we can have the focus on  the Baptist’s
witnessing about: the light that now came to the world, Jesus Christ. 

painting John the Baptist

 John the Baptist's mission was to point to Jesus, the light that came into the world, as can be seen from this painting by Leonardo da Vinci. (Photo: Wikimedia)

The mission of John was to tell about the light, it is told in the first chapter of John.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has never put it out, it says in John. 1,5.
John was sent from God, to tell people about the light. He came to tell about:  "the real light - the light that comes into the world and shines on all mindkind”.
“The Word was in the  world, and though God made the world through him, yet the world did not recognize him. He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him. Some, however, did receive him and believed in him, so he gave them the right to become God’s children.
The Evangelist John writes further that: "the Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us.”
Jesus did not come on a short visit. He came to stay with us, to find himself a home among us, to be where we are, to be with us forever. This was said when Jesus came to the earth. When he was about to leave Jesus Himself said in John. 14 that:  "I am going to prepare a place for you. And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am”.
Jesus is thus now involved in an enormous building project, building a house with  "many rooms",  where we will be with him forever. These two biblical sites - John 1 and John 14 - makes it clear that Christianity is not primarily about opinions, but about a relationship, about the relationship of with you and me and our relationship with him.