Around the world, wherever Christmas is celebrated, lights are often part of decorations in our homes and on streets and in shops. Sometimes the “light shows” are spectacular.
“Light” is, of course, a common theme in the Bible. The first particular act of God’s creation is “let there be light”. Jesus describes himself as the “light of the world”. And light plays a part in the Christmas story – the “glory of the Lord” shining around shepherds and “wise men” following stars.
The gospel writer John says of Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas, “… his life is the light, that shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it”.
I pray over the next few weeks, that knowing Jesus (God’s Christmas gift to you), will light up your life.