Light of the World

Every Christmas I find that for me a particular theme occurs, different every year. In the past it has been the ‘kings’ or the ‘shepherds’. Last year I found there were many references to stars or the ‘Star’.This year everything I read or listen to seems to include ‘light’ and God as the ‘light of the world.’

I know it’s not possible for the days to be darker this year, though they seem so be, but the days are still getting shorter for a week or so. With so many conflicts round the world, Israel, Ukraine and others, darkness is trying to get a grip. But we are reminded in Revelation ‘the city has no sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light and it’s light is the Lamb.’

‘Sent out Your light and Your truth, let them guide me, Psalms 43:3 and ‘The Lord will be your everlasting light,’ Isaiah 60:20. And again in that chapter ‘Arise, shine, for Your light is come’ verse 1. May we absorb and reflect that Light this Christmas.