"For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ."
—2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)
Our Savior Jesus is the very essence of the Light talked about in 2 Corinthians. Indeed, He is the Light of the world.
How wonderful that, each year, many people are reminded of the true meaning of this blessed Christmas season—perhaps even those who do not consider themselves religious. We hear the familiar carols in malls and doctor’s offices. Magazine articles and blogs share Christmas anecdotes, and Christmas cards and books herald the joyous news of the Babe in the manger. In the midst of bleak winter, the celebration of Jesus' birthday brings light into the darkest places of our world.
Places of worship will be filled to overflowing on Christmas Sunday. I don't know about you, but I think it would be wonderful if Christmas fell on the Lord's Day every year. What better way to embrace THE reason for the season than while worshipping together, exalting the Christ child who was sent to earth to offer us eternal life. Such a precious gift!
May Christ's Light shine in your home this year, and among all those whose lives you touch. Blessings to you and your family this Christmas and always!