Why should I read the Bible?

Erkki Koskenniemi
Sanna Tarvainen

The wonderful first words of the Gospel according to John tell us the very message of the Bible: God has created this world through Christ. It was overtaken by a darkness through which not a single person can find God in his own strength any longer. You cannot draw Him, you cannot hear His voice, cannot ask Him for advice. The situation was changed when Christ was born in this world: “A light shines in the darkness.”

According to the faith of our church, Christ is the light of the world and the only way to God. This light comes to us in the Bible, the Word of God. God does not talk to us directly, but his Holy Spirit speaks in His Word, which is living and powerful.

We still cannot draw Him, we still cannot hear His voice or ask Him for advice. But we have the light of the word of God, and this light leads us home, to brightness.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(John 1:14 ESV)

Dear God, shine your light on me and my steps. Help me get to know Your Son, Jesus.